Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

UNUSUAL CASE
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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 164--167

Acute pancreatitis as an unusual early post-operative complication following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

Ankush Sarwal, Rajesh Khullar, Anil Sharma, Vandana Soni, Manish Baijal, Pradeep Chowbey 
 Max Institute of Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery, Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Ankush Sarwal
Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Max Healthcare Institute Ltd., Saket, New Delhi
India

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) at present one of the most commonly performed surgical treatments for morbid obesity worldwide. There are some complications regarding this procedure in the literature. This report presents a patient who developed acute pancreatitis immediate post-LSG. Patient was referred to our institute on 10th post-operative day with a complaint of fever, nausea, abdominal pain and leucocytosis. A diagnostic laparoscopy showed pancreatitis. Post-operatively, the patient was managed on treatment line of acute pancreatitis and recovered well. LSG is a common procedure in bariatric, and the most common complications are leakage and bleeding from the suture line. However, we encountered pancreatitis after LSG which is a rarely reported complication after LSG. We hypothesise that the development of acute pancreatitis in patients undergoing LSG is not well recognised and reported.


How to cite this article:
Sarwal A, Khullar R, Sharma A, Soni V, Baijal M, Chowbey P. Acute pancreatitis as an unusual early post-operative complication following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.J Min Access Surg 2018;14:164-167


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Sarwal A, Khullar R, Sharma A, Soni V, Baijal M, Chowbey P. Acute pancreatitis as an unusual early post-operative complication following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. J Min Access Surg [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Oct 16 ];14:164-167
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