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Resolution of pancreatic ascites with octreotide.
  1. J A Rushforth,
  2. J M Beck,
  3. M McMahon,
  4. J W Puntis
  1. General Infirmary, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Leeds.


    A 7 month old infant with pancreatitis and ascites was managed successfully with subcutaneous octreotide and external drainage of a pseudocyst. An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographic examination showed no congenital abnormality and was consistent with chronic pancreatitis. Octreotide has a possible therapeutic role in pancreatic ascites.

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