CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Digestive Endoscopy 2019; 10(04): 237-239
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3401392
Case Report

Spontaneous Rupture of Infected Walled-Off Necrosis in the Transverse Colon with a Nonoperative Favorable Outcome: A Rare Event

Virender Chauhan
1  Department of Gastroenterology, SMS Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
,
Gaurav Kumar Gupta
1  Department of Gastroenterology, SMS Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
,
Vasudha Goel
1  Department of Gastroenterology, SMS Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
,
Dilip Singh Mudgal
1  Department of Gastroenterology, SMS Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
,
Mukesh Jain
1  Department of Gastroenterology, SMS Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
,
Sandeep Nijhawan
1  Department of Gastroenterology, SMS Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

Infected walled-off necrosis (WON) is a well-known complication of acute necrotizing pancreatitis, with higher mortality and morbidity. An infected or symptomatic WON requires drainage. Occasionally, WON may spontaneously fistulize into the gastrointestinal lumen or may rupture into the peritoneum. We describe a case of spontaneous rupture of WON in the transverse colon with uncomplicated spontaneous resolution, which is an extremely rare event.



Publication History

Publication Date:
04 May 2020 (online)

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