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Pulmonary embolism with acute pancreatitis: a case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22363127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease characterized by local tissue injury which can trigger a systemic inflammatory response. So vascular complications of pancreatitis are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Pulmonary embolism in acute pancreatitis has been reported to be very rare. We reported a case of pulmonary embolism with acute pancreatitis. A 38-year-old woman broke out upper abdomen pain without definite inducement. She had no nausea and vomiting, fever, dyspnea, cough and expectoration, chest pain. The patient had been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis in local hospital. The patient was treated with antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors, and the abdomen pain was alleviated slightly. But the patient came forth cough and expectoration with a little blood, progressive dyspnea. A computed tomographic scan of the abdomen revealed pancreatitis. Subsequent computer tomography angiography of chest revealed pulmonary embolism (both down pulmonary arteries, left pulmonary artery and branch of right pulmonary artery). Dyspnea of the patient got well with thrombolytic treatment and anticoagulation therapy. Pulmonary embolism is a rare but potentially lethal complication of pancreatitis. Familiarity with this complication will aid in its early diagnosis, therapy and prevent pulmonary embolism, a rare but catastrophic phenomenon.
Authors:
Qing Zhang; Qing-Xia Zhang; Xiao-Ping Tan; Wei-Zheng Wang; Chang-Hua He; Li Xu; Xiao-Xia Huang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1007-9327     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-24     Completed Date:  2012-04-24     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  583-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal medicine, Clinical Medical college of Yangtze University, Jingzhou 434000, Hubei Province, China. www95@126.com
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Adult
Female
Humans
Pancreatitis / complications*,  pathology,  physiopathology
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis,  etiology*,  pathology,  physiopathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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