We present a case of severe acute pancreatitis in pregnancy associated with hypertriglyceridemia, gestational diabetes, sepsis and Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome. The patient was successfully treated by antibiotics, parenteral feeding, intravenous insulin and bezafibrate and gave birth to a healthy boy at 40 weeks gestation.
This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.
Buy single article
Instant access to the full article PDF.
Price includes VAT for USA
Subscribe to journal
Immediate online access to all issues from 2019. Subscription will auto renew annually.
This is the net price. Taxes to be calculated in checkout.
Creasy RK, Resnik R (1994) Maternal Fetal Medicine. Third Ed. WB Saunders, pp 967–968
Maislos M, Herman-Bohem I, Weitzman S (1992) Diabetic ketaoacidosis: A rare complication of gestational diabetes. Diabetes care 15:968–970
Corlet RC, Mishell DR (1972) Pancreatitis in pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 113:281–289
Nies BM, Dreiss RJ (1990) Hyperlipidemic pancreatitis in pregnancy: A case report and review of the literature. Am J Perinatol 7:166–169
Glueck CJ, Christopher C, Mishkel MA, Tsang RC, Mellies MJ (1980) Pancreatitis, familial hypertriglyceridemia and pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 136:755–761
De Chalain TMB, Michell WL, Berger GMB (1988) Hyperlipidemia, pregnancy and pancreatitis. Surg Gynecol Obstet 167:469–473
Sanderson SL, Iverius PH, Wilson DE (1991) Successful hyperlipidemic pregnancy. JAMA 265:1858–1860
Gleicher N (1985) Principles of Medical Therapy in Pregnancy. Plenum Publishing Corporation, New York, pp 853–857
Jouppila P, Mokka R, Larmi TKI (1974) Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy. Surg Gynecol Obstet 139:879–882
Felig P, Baxter JD, Broadus AE, Frohman LA (1987) Endocrinology and Metabolism. McGraw Hill, New York, pp 1251
Wilkinson EJ (1973) Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy: A review of 98 cases and a report of new cases. Obstet Gynecol Surv 28:281–303
McKay AJ, O'Neill J, Imrie CW (1980) Pancreatitis, pregnancy and gallstones. Br J Obstet Gynaecol 87:47–50
Lykkesfeldt G, Bock JE, Pederson FD, Meinertz H, Faergeman O (1981) Excessive hypertriglyceridemia and pancreatitis in pregnancy. Association with deficiency of lipoprotein lipase. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 60:79–82
About this article
Cite this article
Bar-David, J., Mazor, M., Leiberman, J.R. et al. Gestational diabetes complicated by severe hypertriglyceridemia and acute pancreatitis. Arch Gynecol Obstet 258, 101–104 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00626031