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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 729510, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/729510
Case Report

Acute Pancreatitis and Splenic Vein Thrombosis due to Hypertriglyceridemia

Department of Emergency Medicine, Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey

Received 28 October 2014; Revised 23 January 2015; Accepted 2 February 2015

Academic Editor: Antonio Macrì

Copyright © 2015 Ercan Gündüz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a condition characterised by the activation of the normally inactive digestive enzymes due to an etiological factor and digestion of the pancreatic tissues, resulting in extensive inflammation and leading to local, regional, and systemic complications in the organism. It may vary from the mild edematous to the hemorrhagic and severely necrotising form. The most common causes are biliary stones and alcohol abuse. In this case study, we would like to present a patient with AP due to hypertriglyceridemia (HPTG), which is a rare cause of pancreatitis, and splenic vein thrombosis, which is a rare complication of pancreatitis.