November 12, 2014
Notes: Jin, Tao
Javed, Muhammad A
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t
Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2013 Aug;12(4):355-62.
Author Address: Sichuan Provincial Pancreatitis Center, Department of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China. email@example.com
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4904Author: Juneja, S. K., Gupta, S., Virk, S. S., Tandon, P. and Bindal, V.
Title: Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy: A treatment paradigm based on our hospital experience
Journal: Int J Appl Basic Med Res
Short Title: Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy: A treatment paradigm based on our hospital experience
Alternate Journal: International journal of applied & basic medical research
ISSN: 2229-516X (Print)
Accession Number: 24083148
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a rare event in pregnancy, occurring in approximately 3 in 10 000 pregnancies. The spectrum of AP in pregnancy ranges from mild pancreatitis to serious pancreatitis associated with necrosis, abscesses, pseudocysts, and multiple organ dysfunction syndromes. As in any other disease associated with pregnancy, AP is associated with greater concerns as it deals with two lives rather than just one as in the nonpregnant population. AP is most often associated with gall stone disease or hypertriglyceridemia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present 2 years of experience during which we had eight patients of AP. RESULTS: Of the eight patients, three underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy and five were treated conservatively. One had multiple cysts in the abdomen which were drained. All the patients delivered at term. Prophylactic tocolysis was given for 48-72 h to only those patients who had laparoscopic cholecystectomy. All the patients recovered completely. There was no maternal or fetal mortality. CONCLUSION: When properly managed AP in pregnancy does not carry a dismal prognosis as in the past.