Hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis in pregnancy

Mindaugas Serpytis, Vytautas Karosas, Rokas Tamosauskas, Jurate Dementaviciene, Kestutis Strupas, Audrius Sileikis, Jurate Sipylaite
2012 Journal of the Pancreas  
Hypertriglyceridemia is a well known phenomenon of pregnancy occurring due to physiologic changes in sex hormone levels. Occasionally, it could lead to development of acute pancreatitis. Gestational hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis occurs in pregnant women usually with preexisting abnormalities of the lipid metabolism and is associated with additional diagnostic and therapeutic challenges related to hypertriglyceridemia and pregnancy. We present a case of the
more » ... ypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis in pregnant woman with no previous history of lipid abnormality and pregnancy as the only known triggering factor for hypertriglyceridemia. Hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis is a rare complication of pregnancy; however, it should be suspected in all pregnant patients admitted for nonobsteric abdominal pain.
doi:10.6092/1590-8577/1148 pmid:23183399 fatcat:6cvutptadzd3xpca44lyszfhcm