A Rare Case of Pancreatitis From Pancreatic Herniation

David Do, Steven Mudroch, Patrick Chen, Rajan Prakash, Padmini Krishnamurthy


Acute pancreatitis is a commonly encountered condition, and proper workup requires evaluation for underlying causes such as gallstones, alcohol, hypertriglyceridemia, trauma, and medications. We present a case of pancreatitis due to a rare etiology: pancreatic herniation in the context of a type IV hiatal hernia which involves displacement of the stomach with other abdominal organs into the thoracic cavity.

J Med Cases. 2018;9(5):154-156
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3036w


Pancreatitis; Herniation; Hiatal hernia

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