Some authors have described the various causes of pancreatic ischemia or infarct, such as periarteritis nodosa, malignant essential hypertension, embolism, and splenic or superior mesenteric arterial thrombosis . Recently our investigations revealed pancreatic ischemia caused by disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and cholesterol emboli [5, 6]. McKay et al. suggested that cardiac failure with hypotension or shock can cause pancreatic ischemia . The incidence of pancreatic ischemia is unclear. McKay described that pancreatic infarcts were found in only 0.19% of 21,481 consecutive necropsies at the Mayo Clinic . Our study revealed that fresh ischemic lesions were found in 20% (7/35) of cases of DIC and in 12% (2/17) of cases of cholesterol emboli [5, 6].
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