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CASE REPORTS: REPUBLICATION
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 154-157

Acute pancreatitis in a patient with Situs inversus/polysplenia syndrome: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Surgery, Bronx Lebanon Medical Center, Bronx, NY; OPUS 12 Foundation, Columbus, OH, USA
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
3 OPUS 12 Foundation, Columbus, OH, USA

Correspondence Address:
Srinivas Kavuturu
Department of Surgery, Bronx Lebanon Medical Center, 1650 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10456
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJAM.IJAM_7_17

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A 45-year-old man was admitted and evaluated for epigastric pain. Computerized tomography scan revealed acute pancreatitis as well as incidental Situs inversus and polysplenia. The patient did not have any congenital anomalies that are usually associated with polysplenia syndrome. No anatomical anomalies were found in the duodenum, the pancreas, or biliary tree to account for pancreatitis. Based on history of alcohol abuse, this case was treated as alcohol-induced pancreatitis. Complete resolution of pancreatitis was seen. This case is unique in that it describes acute pancreatitis in the setting of heterotaxy (Situs inversus)/polysplenia syndrome. The following core competencies are addressed in this article: Medical knowledge, Patient care. Republished with permission from: Kavuturu S, Roper W, Stawicki SP. Acute pancreatitis in a patient with Situs inversus/polysplenia syndrome: A case report and review of literature. OPUS 12 Scientist 2008;2(4):10-12.


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