Alcoholic pancreatitis and midgut malrotation
M A Barree ,
Department of Radiology, Medisch Centrum Alkmaar, Alkmaar, The Netherlands, NL
L F Crobach
Department of Internal Medicine, Diaconessenhuis
Leiden, The Netherlands, NL
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
01 May 2012.