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American Journal of Medical and Biological Research

ISSN (Print): 2328-4080

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Current Issue» Volume 3, Number 2 (2015)


Hypertriglyceridemia Induced Acute Pancreatitis in Pregnancy

1MoulayAbdeallah Hospital, Essaouira, Morocco

2Maternite Souissi, Rabat, Morocco

American Journal of Medical and Biological Research. 2015, 3(2), 53-54
DOI: 10.12691/ajmbr-3-2-1
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Adil Elghanmi, Ilham Bahra, Fatima Ezzahara Nour, Hicham Seffar. Hypertriglyceridemia Induced Acute Pancreatitis in Pregnancy. American Journal of Medical and Biological Research. 2015; 3(2):53-54. doi: 10.12691/ajmbr-3-2-1.

Correspondence to: Adil  Elghanmi, MoulayAbdeallah Hospital, Essaouira, Morocco. Email:


Hypertriglyceridemia induced acute pancreatitis in pregnancy is a rare and life threatening situation.This pathology is associated with high maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. Case report: A 24 years old Moroccan women Para 1 Gravida 1 was presented to our Emergency Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Moulayabdeallah Hospital, Essaouira, Morocco, at 38 weeks of gestation for acute onset of abdominal pain and uterine contractions. Physical exam revealed signs of severe sepsis. Immediate measures of resuscitation were performed. Emergent cesarean delivery and laparotomy revealed chylous ascites in the abdomen. Blood tests showed a high rate of triglyceride. Through this case report, we want to raise awareness of this medical situation that require immediate recognition because any delay can cause catastrophic consequences for both, the mother and the fetus.



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