Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 281, Issue 3, pp 427–429 | Cite as

Acute pancreatitis associated with hypertriglyceridemia: a life-threatening complication

  • Semra Eser Kayataş
  • Mehmet Eser
  • Cetin Cam
  • Ebru Cogendez
  • Kadir Guzin
Materno-fetal medicine


Acute pancreatitis is rare cause in pregnancy and gallstones are clearly the most common cause of pancreatitis during pregnancy. Only a small percentage of women with acute pancreatitis are associated with hypertriglyceridemia and it is most often noted during the last two trimesters of pregnancy. Hypertriglyceridemia is a rare cause of pancreatitis in pregnant women and complication such as pancreatitis carries a higher risk of mortality for both the mother and the fetus. Our purpose was to report our experience with acute pancreatitis as a lethal complication of hypertriglyceridemia during the third trimester of pregnancy.


Pregnancy Acute pancreatitis Hypertriglyceridemia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Semra Eser Kayataş
    • 1
    • 3
  • Mehmet Eser
    • 2
  • Cetin Cam
    • 4
  • Ebru Cogendez
    • 4
  • Kadir Guzin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology ClinicGoztepe Training and Research HospitalIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryGoztepe Training and Research HospitalIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.IstanbulTurkey
  4. 4.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology ClinicZeynep Kamil Maternity Training and Research HospitalIstanbulTurkey

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