COVID-19 related acalculous Groove Pancreatitis
  • João Luís Cavaco
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, E.P.E., Lisbon, Portugal
  • Hélder Diogo Goncalves
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, E.P.E., Lisbon, Portugal
  • Maria José Pires
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, E.P.E., Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ana Furão Rodrigues
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, E.P.E., Lisbon, Portugal
  • Paula Silva
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, E.P.E., Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ana Oliveira Pedro
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, E.P.E., Lisbon, Portugal
  • António Pais de Lacerda
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, E.P.E., Lisbon, Portugal

Keywords

Groove pancreatitis, COVID-19-related gastrointestinal disease

Abstract

Introduction: Groove pancreatitis is a rare form of chronic pancreatitis. Its radiological diagnosis is challenging and it can be difficult to distinguish from pancreaticoduodenal malignancy.

Case description: A 64-year-old woman was admitted to our internal medicine ward after she contracted severe COVID-19 pneumonia requiring mechanical ventilation. She presented with right upper abdominal pain, and a CT scan showed pancreaticoduodenal inflammatory tissue; malignancy was ruled out.

Conclusion: Diagnosing groove pancreatitis is challenging and malignancy must be quickly excluded. No cases of COVID-19-associated groove pancreatitis have been previously described.

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    Published: 2023-04-06
    Issue: 2023: Vol 10 No 4 (view)


    How to cite:
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    Cavaco JL, Diogo Goncalves H, José Pires M, Furão Rodrigues A, Silva P, Oliveira Pedro A, Pais de Lacerda A. COVID-19 related acalculous Groove Pancreatitis. EJCRIM 2023;10 doi:10.12890/2023_003793.

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