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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2015, Article ID 239068, 4 pages
Case Report

Severe Acute Pancreatitis in Pregnancy

1Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, MARA University of Technology (UiTM), Jalan Hospital, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Malaysia
2Hospital Sungai Buloh, Jalan Hospital, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Malaysia

Received 20 August 2014; Accepted 16 December 2014

Academic Editor: Olivier Picone

Copyright © 2015 Bahiyah Abdullah 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.


This is a case of a pregnant lady at 8 weeks of gestation, who presented with acute abdomen. She was initially diagnosed with ruptured ectopic pregnancy and ruptured corpus luteal cyst as the differential diagnosis. However she then, was finally diagnosed as acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis with spontaneous complete miscarriage. This is followed by review of literature on this topic. Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy is not uncommon. The emphasis on high index of suspicion of acute pancreatitis in women who presented with acute abdomen in pregnancy is highlighted. Early diagnosis and good supportive care by multidisciplinary team are crucial to ensure good maternal and fetal outcomes.