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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-44

Thyroid storm precipitated by acute biliary pancreatitis


1 Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Rasool-e-Akram Hospital, University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Adnan Tizmaghz
Rasool-e-Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.12980/jad.6.2017JADWEB-2016-0068

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Thyroid storm is an acute, life-threatening exacerbation and sudden releasing large amounts of thyroid hormone in a short period of time. Nevertheless, critical aggravation of hyperthyroidism typically resulted from concurrent disorder. Synchronous management of thyroid storm along with its precipitant, such as infection is recommended. We described the case of an acute biliary pancreatitis complicated with a thyroid storm. The patient was successfully managed with a quick surgical intervention and further critical care for thyroid storm. Although it is widely believed that pancreatitis is seldom concurrent with thyrotoxicosis, thyroid storm can be precipitated by a variety of factors, including intra-abdominal infections such as acute pancreatitis or perforated peptic ulcer. In conclusion, acute pancreatitis in patients with thyrotoxicosis seems to be extremely rare, but such patients should be managed intensively against underlying thyroid disorders as well as pancreatitis.


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