Bowel Block in Pancreatitis 1140-1142
Dr. Biggs Saravanan Ramachandran,
Department of Medical Gastroenterology,
Madras Medical College,
Park Town, Chennai-600003, India.
Acute pancreatitis is a multisystem disorder which can result in a variety of complications. Vascular complications can occur commonly in acute pancreatitis. Splenic artery rupture, aneurysms; gastro duodenal artery aneurysms; splenic venous thrombosis; portal venous thrombosis and rarely, superior mesenteric venous thrombosis, are the vascular complications of pancreatitis. Ischaemic stricture of the small bowel can occur secondary to pancreatitis, but it is extremely rare. Hence, we are reporting this case of a proximal jejunal stricture which occurred secondary to the pancreatitis which was caused by a superior mesenteric thrombosis.