Chronic pancreatitis with Numerous Exacerbations - Surprising Final
The authors presented a case of 62-year old caucasian race male patient that was repeatedly admitted to hospitals, in 3 last years, with exacerbations of the chronic pancreatitis. During two last hospitalisations, according to the ERCP examination and high level of CEA and Ca 19.9 in pancreatic juice, a hypothesis of IPMN was put. Patient underwent a distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy. Postoperative specimen examination revealed dilated Wirsung duct in distal part of the pancreas. Small cysts and multiple papillas in the lumen of MPD were found. Microscopy reveal Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm with medium grade dysplasia without cancer.
When we confronted the reported case with available literature, we found that IPMN is not a frequent cause of recurrent pancreatitis, but those patiets require separate treatment strategy to other chronic pancreatitis patients.