Acute pancreatitis

Case contributed by Dr Abdelmonem Mahmoud

Presentation

Acute abdomen.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Acute pancreatitis ultrasound

Enlarged heterogeneous pancreas shows anterior bowing and surface irregularity surrounded by a rim of peri-pancreatic fluid.

Dilated common bile duct and pancreatic duct.

Multiple gall bladder stones of average size 6 to 7 mm.

Case Discussion

Biochemistry confirmed the diagnosis in this patient with highly elevated serum amylase and lipase levels; serum amylase = 692 U/L and serum lipase = 3418 U/L.

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