Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2010 Jun;53(6):535-539. 10.5468/kjog.2010.53.6.535.

A case of acute pancreatitis induced by hypertriglyceridemia in gestational diabetes

  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ju47005@hallym.ac.kr


Hypertriglyceridemia is a rare cause of pancreatitis in pregnancy. Pregnancy is related with hypertriglyceridemia especially in the 3rd trimester due to increase of estrogen. Diabetes is known as a common cause of secondary lipid metabolism disorder and is often associated with hypertriglyceridemia. Shock and sepsis related to pancreatitis in pregnancy result in a relatively high morbidity and mortality rate for both the mother and the fetus. Hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis complicated in gestational diabetes has not previously been reported. We report a case of 26(+4) weeks gestational aged primigravida with acute pancreatitis induced by hypertriglyceridemia in gestational diabetes. We reviewed the clinical courses and treatments of acute pancreatitis in pregnancy with the literatures.


Gestational diabetes; Hypertriglyceridemia; Acute pancreatitis
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