Acute Liver Ischemia Secondary to Acute Severe Pancreatitis: A Case Report

Chun-Wun Marten Lau, Catherine Wing-Yan Tam, Hoi-Ping Shum


Splanchnic venous thrombosis is one of the known vascular complications of acute pancreatitis. However, acute liver ischemia is rare, and we hereby present a unique case of acute necrotizing pancreatitis leading to acute liver ischemia and decompensated hepatic failure. This case demonstrates vascular complications with serial computed tomography and explores the potential benefit of extracorporeal blood purification in severe pancreatitis.


Pancreatitis; Hepatic infarction; Mesenteric ischemia

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