Necrotizing Pancreatitis as an Unusual Cause of Severe Abdominal Pain during Pregnancy

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SV Hosseini 1 , SR Baezzat 2 , * , M Akrami 1 , A Amini 1

1 Gastroenterohepatology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Fars, Iran

2 Department of General Surgery, Faghihi Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], Fars, Iran

How to Cite: Hosseini S, Baezzat S, Akrami M, Amini A. Necrotizing Pancreatitis as an Unusual Cause of Severe Abdominal Pain during Pregnancy, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 12(2):195-197.

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Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 12 (2); 195-197
Article Type: Case Report
Received: February 10, 2009
Accepted: July 5, 2009

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Abstract

Acute pancreatitis is an uncommon cause of abdominal pain during pregnancy that may become severe and rarely progresses to a necrotizing form with a high maternofetal mortality even in young patients.1,2 A small number of pregnant women with acute pancreatitis have an associated hyperlipidemia, usually hypertriglyceridemia while in all these cases, pancreatitis is mild in severity and is responsive to conservative medical management.2,3 We present a case of necrotizing  pancreatitis in a 25 years old pregnant woman at 34 weeks of gestation, who presented with acute abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting that required operative management

 

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Necrotizing pancreatitis Severe abdominal pain Pregnancy

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