Contrast-Induced Rhabdomyolysis Occurring after ERCP in a Patient with Pancreatic Cancer: A Case Report
KeywordsIodine-based contrast, rhabdomyolysis, ERCP, pancreatic cancer, case report
Objective: We present a patient with pancreatic cancer who developed weakness, acute renal failure and significantly raised creatine kinase levels post-ERCP and who was assessed as having contrast-induced rhabdomyolysis.
Results: The patient underwent haemofiltration and ultimately succumbed to his condition.
Conclusion: Rhabdomyolysis is a potentially life-threatening condition which occurs because of damage to skeletal muscle, with release of myoglobin and electrolytes into the circulation. The mortality rate is 59% in severe cases, despite appropriate treatment.
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