Hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis

Young Kyung Yoon, Jeong Hoon Ji, Byoung Sik Mun

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    Abstract

    Hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is a rare cause of pancreatitis. However, the relationship between acute pancreatitis and severe HTG is well recognized. We report a case of necrotizing pancreatitis due to severe HTG (type IV) in a patient with poorly controlled diabetes. It was of particular interest that serum pancreatic enzymes were normal even though the imaging studies indicated the presence of necrotizing pancreatitis. Our case clearly demonstrates the various indices of HTG-induced necrotizing pancreatitis with a normal pancreatic enzyme level despite there being a serum triglyceride level <or= 1,000 mg/dL. We present this case with a review of literature for hyperlipidemic pancreatitis in Korea.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)309-313
    Number of pages5
    JournalThe Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi
    Volume51
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 May

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Medicine

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