Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 5

Acute Pancreatitis in Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome: Case Report

Jessica Abou Chaaya1*, Nourhane Obeid2, Ali Abdallah3, Mona Hallak4

1Internal Medicine Resident, Saint George Hospital University Medical Centre, Beirut Lebanon
2Gastroenterology Fellow, Saint George Hospital University Medical Centre, Beirut Lebanon
3Radiology Fellow, Saint George Hospital University Medical Centre, Beirut Lebanon
4Gastroenterology Physician, Saint George Hospital University Medical Centre, Beirut Lebanon

*Corresponding Author: Jessica Abou Chaaya, Internal Medicine Resident, Saint George Hospital University Medical Centre, Beirut Lebanon.

Received: April 11, 2022

; Published: April 27, 2022

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Objective: This paper aims to describe the presentation of acute pancreatitis secondary to acute mesenteric artery syndrome in a patient with major weight loss.

Method: We present a case report and briefly review the literature.

Results: A 16-year-old female patient with a recent history of weight loss presented with acute onset of vomiting and abdominal pain. She was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis secondary to superior mesenteric artery syndrome attributed to anatomical change caused by the loss of the fat pad between the mesenteric artery and the duodenum.

Conclusion: Acute pancreatitis can be caused by superior mesenteric artery syndrome in patients with weight loss. This paper can present clinical awareness and prompt early diagnosis in these patients.

Keywords:Crohn’s Disease; HIV, Immunosuppression; Diarrhea; Case Report

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Citation

Citation: Jessica Abou Chaaya., et al. “Acute Pancreatitis in Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome: Case Report". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 5.5 (2022): 65-68.




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