A Rare Surprising Cause of Acute Severe PancreatitisCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Philip Augustine,
Associates, PVS Memorial Hospital Campus, Kaloor, Kochi-682017, Kerala, India.
A 39-year-old woman was admitted with clinical, biochemical and imaging features suggestive of acute pancreatitis. Conservative and guideline based management failed to improve her condition. Repeate the imaging, utilizing contrast revealed the progression of extra-pancreatic signs in the absence of pancreatic necrosis, the absence of intra-abdominal fluid collections, enhancing omental and peritoneal deposits and obstructive pancreatitis. A biopsy and histopathological evaluation of the omentum revealed rare anaplastic large cell lymphoma causing obstructive pancreatitis. In patients who present with pancreatitis not responding to conventional treatment and with an atypical disease course, the diagnostic possibility of rare causes of pancreatitis such as obstructive/infiltrative pathology must be thought of.
Anaplastic lymphoma, B-cell lymphoma, Critical care, Multiple organ failures, Pancreatitis
Cyriac Abby Philips, Philip Augustine, George Joseph, Lijesh Kumar, Pushpa Mahadevan. A RARE SURPRISING CAUSE OF ACUTE SEVERE PANCREATITIS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 August [cited: 2017 Oct 19 ]; 11:OD03-OD04. Available from
Date of Submission: Feb 10, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Apr 29, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Jun 08, 2017
Date of Publishing: Aug 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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