November 12, 2014
Notes: Koksoy, Ferda Nihat
Sen Oran, Ebru
Ozkan Gurdal, Sibel
Akyildiz Igdem, Aysenur
Yildirim Yazgan, Nilufer
Soybir, Gursel Remzi
Turk J Gastroenterol. 2013;24(6):495-501.
Author Address: Departments of General Surgery, Istanbul Memorial Hospital, Istanbul.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4702Author: Kumar, P., Turp, M., Fellows, S. and Ellis, J.
Title: Pancreatic herniation: a rare cause of acute pancreatitis?
Journal: BMJ Case Rep
Short Title: Pancreatic herniation: a rare cause of acute pancreatitis?
Alternate Journal: BMJ case reports
ISSN: 1757-790X (Electronic)
Accession Number: 24343805
Keywords: Aged, 80 and over
Abstract: Acute pancreatitis is a common and potentially fatal condition, with several well-known causes including gallstones, excessive alcohol consumption and specific medications. We report a case of an 89-year-old man presenting with acute pancreatitis, which we believe to be secondary to a diaphragmatic herniation of the pancreas. This extremely rare anatomical abnormality can be found incidentally in the asymptomatic patient or may present with a variety of acute symptoms. However, there have been only isolated reports of these cases presenting as acute pancreatitis. While the majority of acute pancreatitis cases can be explained by common causes, it is important that clinicians be aware of and should consider investigating for other more unusual possibilities, such as pancreatic herniation, before labelling an episode as ‘idiopathic’.
Notes: Kumar, Prashant