Panniculitis in a patient with pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma

BJMO - volume 6, issue 4, september 2012

M. Peetermans , N. Struyf , E. Kruithof , V. Duwel , D. Verhoeven MD, PhD, W. Demey MD

We describe the case of a 75 year old woman who was diagnosed with pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma after she presented with subcutaneous nodules on the lower legs compatible with panniculitis. This case illustrates the need for a thorough search for internal disease in case of panniculitis to diagnose potentially life-threatening illness in an early stage. (BELG J MED ONCOL 2012;6:124–128)

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