Two cases of pancreatic panniculitis

Hwa Young Park, Seok Yong Ahn, Ja Woong Goo, Eung Ho Choi

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Abstract

Several pancreatic diseases have been associated with a characteristic variant of panniculitis, named pancreatic panniculitis. This variant appears in approximately 2 - 3% of all patients with pancreatic diseases. We experienced two cases of panniculitis associated with pancreatic diseases. Two patients presented with erythematous tender subcutaneous nodules on the lower extremities. The serum amylase and lipase levels were significantly elevated. Histopathologic findings showed subcutaneous fat necrosis, ghost cell formation and mixed infiltration of neutrophils at the periphery. The lesions subsided gradually with the correction of the underlying pancreatic diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-129
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume46
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan

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  • Dermatology

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    Park, H. Y., Ahn, S. Y., Goo, J. W., & Choi, E. H. (2008). Two cases of pancreatic panniculitis. Korean Journal of Dermatology, 46(1), 126-129.