Complicated Cases in GI

Anthony Kalloo, MD; Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD

Chapter 58: An Unusual Cause of Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis (continued)

Priscilla Magno, MD

A 36-year-old woman was referred for the evaluation of recurrent episodes of acute pancreatitis. Past medical history was notable for aspirin allergy, bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, nasal polyposis, and a prior Nissen fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease. She had a 1-year history of recurrent episodes of abdominal pain. Elevations of pancreatic and liver enzymes seen during these episodes lead to a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. At that time, the pancreas had a normal appearance on a transabdominal sonogram and computed tomography (CT). Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)…