Pancreatitis in Pregnancy: Case Series for 5 Years

  • Chandrakala MagudapathiEmail author
  • Sudha Shanthi
  • R. Palanisamy
Case Report


Pancreatitis is rare in pregnancy with an incidence of 1 in 10,000 approximately. Late diagnosis and delay in treatment results in worst pregnancy outcomes. It presents mostly in second or third trimester. Commonest presentation is biliary disease and rarely hypertriglyceridemia or preeclampsia. There is no significant association between pancreatitis and pregnancy, but there is association with gallstones. Conservative management and early delivery seems to improve maternal and perinatal outcome. It is a spectrum of mild to severe disease with necrosis, causing abscesses, pseudocyst and multi-organ dysfunction.

Materials and Methods

This study is a retrospective case series of six cases from over a period of 5 years from 2009 to 2013 at GKNM Hospital, Coimbatore, India. All pregnant women who were diagnosed as pancreatitis were included in the study. Diagnosis was based on clinical, laboratory and imaging criteria. Diagnosis was by levels of amylase, lipase and...



There was no funding obtained for the study.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

There are no potential conflicts of interest.

Human and Animal Rights

No experimental study was done. Retrospective analyses of the cases was performed and observations charted.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained prior to the study, and patient identity was not disclosed.


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© Federation of Obstetric & Gynecological Societies of India 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyGenesis Royal InfirmaryCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyRamachandra Medical CentreTrichyIndia
  3. 3.Department of MedicineRoyal Care HospitalCoimbatoreIndia

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