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CASE REPORT

Postoperative Acute Pancreatitis in a Patient Who Underwent Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Case Report

Krishna T Challa, Pedro G Canchari, Medally P Gomez, Satheesh B Arja, Mirela Ponduchi

Keywords : Abdominal pain, Acute pancreatitis, Cholecystectomy, Gallstones

Citation Information : Challa KT, Canchari PG, Gomez MP, Arja SB, Ponduchi M. Postoperative Acute Pancreatitis in a Patient Who Underwent Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Case Report. World J Lap Surg 2021; 14 (1):48-51.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1435

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is a widely performed procedure worldwide, and it is one of the safest surgical interventions, with few short- and long-term complications. The presentation of post-LC acute pancreatitis (AP) is quite rare and with few reports over time. This case report relates the case of a 34-year-old woman who, 12 days after surgery, presented with AP with no other apparent cause, in addition to which a right renal mass was found incidentally. This case presents us with a rare complication of a fairly safe surgical procedure; however, it should serve to carry out a good follow-up of postoperative patients in the first weeks above all in order to prevent complications.


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