V. Rajaraman, R. F. Heary, D. H. Livingston


April 2000, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 171 - 173 Case report Read Full Article 10.1007/s005860050230

First Online: 25 April 2000

Postoperative pancreatitis may occur following surgery in regions remote from the pancreas and the biliary tree. Though uncommon, it carries a high mortality rate. Pancreatitis complicating spinal surgery is extremely rare. This report describes a case of acute pancreatitis following an anterior lumbar interbody fusion and discusses the possible mechanisms of pancreatic cellular injury.


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