Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 252--254

An alternative treatment in hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis in pregnancy: Plasmapheresis


Dilek Altun1, Gulay Eren1, Zafer Cukurova1, Oya HergŁnsel1, Levent Yasar2 
1 Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Gulay Eren
Denizatikent A2 Blok, No:57, Zeytinburnu, Istanbul
Turkey

Hormonal influences during pregnancy can compromise otherwise controlled lipid levels in women with familial hypertriglyceridemia and predispose to pancreatitis leading to increased morbidity in both mother and fetus. Both cholesterol and triglyceride levels in serum increase progressively during pregnancy. The mainstay of treatment includes dietary restriction of fatty meal and lipid-lowering medications. Experiences with plasmapheresis are limited. We report two cases of hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis during pregnancy, which were successfully treated by plasmapheresis.


How to cite this article:
Altun D, Eren G, Cukurova Z, HergŁnsel O, Yasar L. An alternative treatment in hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis in pregnancy: Plasmapheresis.J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2012;28:252-254


How to cite this URL:
Altun D, Eren G, Cukurova Z, HergŁnsel O, Yasar L. An alternative treatment in hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis in pregnancy: Plasmapheresis. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Feb 26 ];28:252-254
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