Spontaneous Bowel Perforation during the Course of Acute Pancreatitis - A case report

Hyeon Geun Cho, Jun Pyo Chung, Jun Sub Yum, Hyo Jin Park, Kwan Sik Lee, Chae Yoon Chon, Jin Kyung Kang, In Suh Park, Ki Whang Kim, Hoon Sang Chi

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We recently experienced a case of spontaneous perforation of infected necrosis into the colon and duodenum during the course of acute pancreatitis in a 63 year-old male patient. Enteric perforations or fistulas in the setting of acute pancreatitis implicate severe underlying pathology and have substantial morbidity and mortality. In the meantime it has generally been accepted that infected pancreatic or peripancreatic necrosis should be managed surgically as soon as possible. Enteric perforations in the present case contributed to transient improvement of the patient's infection sign and condition, and thus an early operation was able to be avoided. Delayed surgical management resulted in complete recovery of the patient without postoperative morbidity. Herein we report an unusual complication of acute pancreatitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-164
Number of pages7
JournalYonsei medical journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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  • Medicine(all)


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