Pancreatitis in ulcerative colitis: a case report of improved stricture of the main pancreatic duct.
J Clin Gastroenterol. 1999 Jan;28(1):74-6
Authors: Takizawa H, Natsui M, Aoyagi Y, Asakura H
We present one case with pancreatitis that synchronized with manifestations of ulcerative colitis, in which an improvement of stricture of the main pancreatic duct was observed. A 27-year-old man, having a history of nonalcoholic acute pancreatitis, complained of anal bleeding and pain in the epigastric region. The treatment for pancreatitis relieved the pain and decreased the serum levels of pancreatic enzymes to within normal ranges. Colonoscopy and histopathologic examination revealed ulcerative colitis in the rectum, and treatment with steroid enema made proctitis quiescent. Endoscopic retrograde pancreatography demonstrated a remarkable and short stricture of the main pancreatic duct, which improved at follow-up pancreatography. In a 20-month follow-up period, active proctitis relapsed with a episode of recurrent pancreatitis once, and without pancreatitis once.
PMID: 9916675 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]