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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 93-4

Post-partum pancreatitis.

Dept. of General Surgery, Seth GS Medical College, Bombay, Maharashtra.

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P R Pai
Dept. of General Surgery, Seth GS Medical College, Bombay, Maharashtra.

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Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy and post-partum period, rarely encountered in surgical practice, can have a lethal effect on the mother and the foetus. We report here a case of a 35 year old tertigravida who presented with high grade fever, abdominal pain with distension, tachycardia and tachypnoea. Chest examination and X-rays were suggestive of pneumonia. The abdomen was tense and tender. Peristalsis was absent. Ultrasound revealed presence of fluid in the abdominal cavity which on paracentesis was found to contain Gram positive cocci. Fluid amylase levels were high. On exploratory laparotomy, haemorrhagic oedematous pancreatitis was noticed. The patient expired on the 2nd post operative day.


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