Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 64, Issue 10, pp 3020–3023 | Cite as

Necrotizing Pancreatitis: Common and Uncommon Sequelae and Solutions

  • Amir Kalani
  • Jennifer Phan
  • Amir Taefi
  • Monica Deshmukh
  • Ashley Yamamoto
  • James H. TabibianEmail author
Case Report


Acute pancreatitis is the most common indication for hospitalization in the USA among all digestive diseases [1]. Cases of acute pancreatitis may be complicated by various local as well as systemic sequelae. Fluid accumulation in and/or around the pancreas represents a common complication and can lead to pseudocyst or walled-off pancreatic necrosis (WOPN) formation, which, in some instances, may cause mass effect on surrounding structures. Here, we present the first reported case of acute portal hypertension with new onset ascites formation due to compression of the main portal vein by a large WOPN collection. In addition, we describe the multimodal approach to addressing the patient’s comorbidities, dual anti-platelet therapy need, and large-volume ascites (a relative contraindication to transluminal procedures) in the development of a comprehensive treatment plan for the WOPN and its associated complications.

Case Presentation

A 69-year-old man with hypertension,...


Ascites Portal vein compression Therapeutic endoscopy Endoscopic stenting Multimodal imaging 


Author’s contribution

JHT, MD, and AY acquired data and images; AT and AK drafted the manuscript; JHT, JP, and MD provided critical revisions of the manuscript; all authors approved of the final manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amir Kalani
    • 1
  • Jennifer Phan
    • 1
  • Amir Taefi
    • 2
  • Monica Deshmukh
    • 3
  • Ashley Yamamoto
    • 3
  • James H. Tabibian
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.UCLA Gastroenterology Fellowship Training ProgramVatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive DiseasesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Division of Gastroenterology and HepatologyUC Davis Medical CenterSacramentoUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyOlive View-UCLA Medical CenterSylmarUSA
  4. 4.Division of Gastroenterology, Department of MedicineOlive View-UCLA Medical CenterSylmarUSA

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