Pancreatic panniculitis and carcinoma of the pancreas

L. Sagi, B. Amichai, A. Barzilai, R. Weitzen, H. Trau

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Pancreatic panniculitis is a rare complication of carcinoma of the pancreas, most often accompanying the rare acinar cystadenocarcinoma. It presents with painful erythematous subcutaneous nodules typically located on the leg. We present a case of a 79-year-old man with neuroendocrine carcinoma of the pancreas and liver metastasis, who developed painful subcutaneous nodules on his shins. Laboratory values included a raised lipase level with normal amylase level and peripheral eosinophilia. The patient was treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, dexamethasone and antibiotics, with resolution of the dermatological symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e205-e207
JournalClinical and Experimental Dermatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


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