Acute pancreatitis associated with hypertriglyceridemia: a life-threatening complication

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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.

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Kayataş, S.E., Eser, M., Cam, C. et al. Acute pancreatitis associated with hypertriglyceridemia: a life-threatening complication. Arch Gynecol Obstet 281, 427–429 (2010) doi:10.1007/s00404-009-1183-0

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  • Pregnancy
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Hypertriglyceridemia