ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

Acute pancreatitis during pregnancy – A case report


Introduction. Studies report different incidence of acute pancreatitis (AP) during pregnancy, with a frequency rate between 1/1000 – 1/10 000 pregnancies.
Case report. We present the case of a 26-year-old primipara, 35 weeks pregnant woman, who came to our hospital through transfer from a municipal hospital with the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis (AP). On admission she presented nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain and impaired general state, symptoms that started 3 days before and rapidly worsened. In the context of acute pancreatitis and uncertain fetal status, keeping in mind the possible negative outcome as a consequence of fetal and maternal complications in acute pancreatitis, we decided that the patient should undergo immediate caesarean section.
Conclusions. There are no specific and well documented management protocols for acute pancreatitis in pregnancy.
Key words: acute pancreatitis, pregnancy, gallstones.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, „St. Pantelimon“ Clinical Emergency Hospital
Pantelimon, Str. No. 340-342, Sect. 2, Bucharest, Romania


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