Hypertriglyceridemia‑induced acute pancreatitis: Yet to be explored

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2015,4,2,91-92.
Published:July 2015
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Neeru Sahni, Amit Kumar Mandal1, Namrata Maheshwari2

Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Departments of 1Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care and 2Critical Care, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India


Hypertriglyceridemia is an important yet often missed cause of acute pancreatitis. The diagnostic dilemma and no specific guidelines for management of this condition further add to difficulty in treating a patient with hypertriglyceridemia induced acute pancreatitis. We present a thirty five year old, diabetic male patient with hypertriglyceridemia induced pancreatitis, enumerating the difficulties in diagnosis and treatment of our patient. A brief review of literature summarizes the various modalities of treatment proposed.