Acute Pancreatitis in Pregnancy: Three Case Reports
Corresponding AuthorN Lemdaoui
General Surgery Department “B”, Ben Badis University Hospital, Constantine, Algeria
A B S T R A C T
Acute pancreatitis is a rare condition during pregnancy, with peculiar specificities and particular findings. We report a series of 03 cases of pregnant women, treated for acute pancreatitis from 2016 to 2020. Their average age was 34.33 years and the diagnosis was based on clinical-biological clues: epigastric pain with strong elevation of lipasemia. Biliary etiology was confirmed in all patients initially by ultrasounds. Two patients had benign pancreatitis of favorable evolution. The third patient presented with a clinically severe pancreatitis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome, multiple organ failure syndrome with maternal and fetal deaths. Treatment was mainly symptomatic (medical), followed by cholecystectomy after delivery. Acute pancreatitis during pregnancy is a real threat for both the maternal and fetal prognosis and is a differential diagnosis that must be kept in mind for prompt management.
Article TypeCase Report
Publication historyReceived: Fri 03, Jul 2020
Accepted: Tue 11, Aug 2020
Published: Tue 18, Aug 2020
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