Utku Erdem Soyaltın, Tuba Demirci Yıldırım, Emin Taşkıran, Andaç Develi, Ferhat Ekinci, Bilgin Demir, Harun Akar

Department of Internal Medicine, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

Keywords: Acute pancreatitis; Balthazar score; hypertriglyceridemia; triglyceride apheresis.


Objectives: We aimed to research the superiority of insulin infusion and triglyceride apheresis for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis (HIAP).
Patients and methods: In this retrospective, single-center cohort study, demographic data, clinical and biochemical parameters of HIAP were retrieved from the medical record database. The clinical data of 12 patients with HIAP were retrospectively analyzed.
Results: The indication and timing of intervention and which treatment modality in HIAP is most efficacious remains unclear. We want to highlight our experience that seems to be equal therapeutic potential of both options.
Conclusion: In treatment of HIAP, comorbidities should be taken into consideration and treatment should be personalized. More studies are needed to help define the best treatment option for HIAP.