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Alcoholic pancreatitis and midgut malrotation

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M A Barree ,

Department of Radiology, Medisch Centrum Alkmaar, Alkmaar, The Netherlands, NL
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L Spaargaren,

Department of Radiology
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L F Crobach

Department of Internal Medicine, Diaconessenhuis Leiden, The Netherlands, NL
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Abstract

Background: A 47-year-old male patient was referred to the hospital with severe epigastric pain for 2 days, starting after the celebration of Queen’s Day. A chronic intermittent high alcohol intake was suspected. The patient had experienced several similar episodes of pain in the past year. Besides an increased serum amylase and gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) there were no other significant abnormalities on clinical and chemical examinations. Abdominal ultrasonography (US) was performed, which showed a slightly enlarged pancreas

Keywords: Pancreatitis  
How to Cite: Barree MA, Spaargaren L, Crobach LF. Alcoholic pancreatitis and midgut malrotation. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2012;95(3):128–9. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.305
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Published on 01 May 2012.
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