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Gastroenterology Res. 2017 Feb;10(1):42-44. doi: 10.14740/gr758w. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

Small Bowel Obstruction Secondary to Acute Pancreatitis.

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Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Clinical Affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital, 121 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA.
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY, USA.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, SBH Health System, 4422 Third Ave., Bronx, NY 10457, USA.


While an uncommon occurrence, it is possible for patients diagnosed with acute pancreatitis to develop colonic ileus, obstruction, or perforation. By extension, it is also possible to develop a small bowel obstruction following an episode of acute pancreatitis. Here, we present the case of a 44-year-old male, who after repeated attacks of acute pancreatitis, came to the emergency department with continuous, non-bloody vomiting. This patient also complained of both left upper quadrant and epigastric pain, and was subsequently diagnosed with a small bowel obstruction involving the proximal jejunum.


Bowel obstruction; Colon obstruction; Ileus; Pancreatitis

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