Renata Gizani de Moura Leite, Anna Paula Mendanha da Silva Aureliano, Sara Cardoso Paes Rose, Luana Dantas Barbosa and Liliana Sampaio Costa Mendes*
Gastroenterology Service, Federal District Base Hospital Institute, Brasília - DF, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Liliana Sampaio Costa Mendes, Gastroenterology Service, Federal District Base Hospital Institute, Brasília - DF, Brazil.
Received: August 16, 2021; Published: August 30, 2021
Pancreatic ascites (PA) is a rare cause of ascites and usually appears as consequence of chronic pancreatitis. It results from an excess of exudative intraperitoneal fluid, rich in amylase and proteins, commonly originated from a pseudocyst or pancreatic duct disruption. Patients typically present mild abdominal pain, hyporexia, and sense of fullness. The diagnosis is characterized by high levels of amylase (above 1000 U/L), proteins (above 3 g/dl) and low serum ascites albumin gradient - SAAG (< 1.1 g/dl) at the ascitic fluid. The objective of this study is to report a case of a cirrhotic patient with the diagnosis of pancreatic ascites and discuss it laboratory and imaging findings, as well the main causes and treatments for this case. PA is a rare entity and either more, when occur in a cirrhotic patient. The management of cirrhotic ascites is different when there is PA. The clinicians should be aware of this possibility.
Keywords: Ascites; Pancreatic Fistula; Chronic Pancreatitis; Liver Cirrhosis; Chronic Pancreatitis
Citation: Liliana Sampaio Costa Mendes., et al. “Pancreatic Ascites in a Cirrhotic Patient, a Case Report”. Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 4.9 (2021): 73-76.
Copyright: © 2021 Liliana Sampaio Costa Mendes., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.