What are the GI findings in patients with hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels) and pancreatitis or the chylomicronemia syndrome?

Updated: Jul 23, 2021
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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If pancreatitis or the chylomicronemia syndrome is present, the mid epigastric area or upper right or left quadrants are tender to palpitation. Hepatomegaly and, less commonly, splenomegaly may be appreciated.


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