Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.  2018 Oct;23(4):177-181. 10.15279/kpba.2018.23.4.177.

Acute Pancreatitis Associated with Diaphragmatic Hernia in an Adult

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. cmcu@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

Acute pancreatitis with diaphragmatic hernia is rare, and furthermore, very few were reported in the case without incarceration. The suggested mechanism of acute pancreatitis with diaphragmatic hernia is that herniation of pancreas itself. The other possible mechanism is pancreatic ischemia due to traction after aggravation of hernia or acute distention of stomach. We report a case of acute pancreatitis due to diaphragmatic hernia with no evidence of herniation of pancreas. A 78-year-old male was administered for epigastric pain and dyspnea. The radiologic and laboratory result demonstrated an acute pancreatitis with diaphragmatic hernia without any evidence of herniation of pancreas. The patient was managed conservatively to reduce the hernia and to treat pancreatitis.

Keyword

Pancreatitis; Diaphragmatic hernia
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