Recurrent pancreatitis after partial ileal bypass for hyperlipidaemia : a case report
CITATION: Du Toit, D. F., Knott-Craig, C. & Laker, L. 1985. Recurrent pancreatitis after partial ileal bypass for hyperlipidaemia : a case report. South African Medical Journal, 68:483-484.
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The case of a 28-year-old man with alcohol-induced bouts of recurrent acute pancreatitis after a partial ileal bypass performed for hyperlipidaemia is presented. Serial computed tomography proved valuable for assessing the resolution of the pancreatic mass. Peripheral parenteral hyperalimentation for 6 weeks had a beneficial effect on the course of the pancreatitis and proved to be useful for nutritional support.