Journal article

The surgical management of metastatic pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma and associated pancreatic panniculitis A case report and literature review

Edward M Clarke, Sean G Stevens, Tim Bennett, Peter Crowley, Graham Starkey

International Journal of Surgery Case Reports | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic panniculitis is a rare manifestation of benign and malignant pancreatic disease. The presentation of pancreatic panniculitis is non-specific and thus diagnosis is often delayed. When associated with malignancy, pancreatic panniculitis confers a poor prognosis. This case demonstrates the successful surgical management of this paraneoplastic phenomenon following resection of the underlying pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma and associated liver metastasis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 71-year-old female with debilitating subcutaneous lower limb lesions had a delayed diagnosis of pancreatic panniculitis. A formal diagnosis of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma with liver metasta..

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