Acute pancreatitis after upper endoscopy

Patrick Wu, Hope Hubbard


A 50-year-old man with child’s A cirrhosis from steatohepatitis presented for a routine upper endoscopy to screen for gastro-esophageal varices. He subsequently developed acute pancreatitis after this procedure. Here we report a case of acute pancreatitis occurring as a rare complication after an uneventful, diagnostic upper endoscopy. A review of the literature as well as possible etiologic factors are described.

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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

ISSN 2332-7243(Print)  ISSN 2332-7251(Online)

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