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Hypertriglyceridemia and Recurrent Pancreatitis following Splenectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21487553     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Hyperlipoproteinemia represents a constellation of clinical syndromes that frequently includes hypertriglyceridemia. Because of the degree of elevation in the triglyceride levels frequently seen in these syndromes, they are associated with complications not generally observed among those patients with essential hypertriglyceridemia, including as in this case report, recurrent pancreatitis. Here, we present a case of a patient with hyperlipoproteinemia who developed acute worsening of his hypertriglyceridemia and onset of acute panceatitis that became recurrent following elective splenectomy for suspected lymphoma. In particular, we discuss the dietary management of hypertriglyceridemia which significantly reduced the number of episodes of acute pancreatitis in this patient.
Authors:
Michael Butman; David Taylor; Kristina Boström; Manuel Quinones; Susanne B Nicholas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in gastroenterology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1662-0631     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-13     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101474819     Medline TA:  Case Rep Gastroenterol     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  96-102     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Nephrology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif., USA.
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