Treatment of pancreatic ascites with somatostatin.

  title={Treatment of pancreatic ascites with somatostatin.},
  author={Raffaele Pezzilli and Lucio Gullo and Michele Di Stefano and Maurizio Ventrucci and Dvora Ancona},
  volume={8 1},
Pancreatic ascites is a rare complication of chronic pancreatitis, whose treatment continues to represent a difficult clinical problem. In this report we describe a case of a patient with chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic ascites who was successfully treated with somatostatin given by continuous intravenous infusion of 1.5 micrograms/kg/h for 2 weeks.