Table of Contents
HPB Surgery
Volume 3, Issue 3, Pages 199-203
Case Report

Rectal Bleeding Associated With Chronic Pancreatitis

1University Clinic of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Inselspital Bern, Bern CH-3010, Switzerland
2Radiological Department, Inselspital Bern, Switzerland
3Department of Surgery, District Hospital of Biel, Switzerland

Received 10 April 1990; Accepted 10 April 1990

Copyright © 1991 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Pseudocyst formation, with its attendant complications of compression, rupture, bleeding and fistula formation, is a well known complication of chronic pancreatitis. In 1966 Berne and Edmondson drew attention to the often fatal outcome of pancreatico-colonic fistula complicated by hemorrhage. We present two cases of this rare complication of chronic pancreatitis as defined by the Marseille classification.