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Cerebral infarction leading to hemiplegia: A rare complication of acute pancreatitis

K. V. Vinod, Shailendra Prasad Verma, Balasubramanian Karthikeyan, Ariga Kishore, Tarun Kumar Dutta

Keywords : Complications, cerebral infarction, hemiplegia, pancreatitis, thrombosis

Citation Information : Vinod KV, Verma SP, Karthikeyan B, Kishore A, Dutta TK. Cerebral infarction leading to hemiplegia: A rare complication of acute pancreatitis. Indian J Crit Care Med 2013; 17 (5):308-310.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.120325

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-08-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


Peripancreatic vascular thrombosis is a known complication of acute pancreatitis (AP) and chronic pancreatitis. However, hemiplegia resulting from cerebral infarction due to cerebral arterial thrombosis is a rare complication of AP. Here, we report a case of alcohol related severe AP with multi-organ dysfunction, which was complicated by large left sided middle cerebral artery territory infarct - leading to right sided hemiplegia in a 48-year-old male patient. The neurological and vascular thrombotic complications of pancreatitis, their pathogenesis and management are discussed in brief.

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