Format

Send to

Choose Destination
BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Nov 21;2017. pii: bcr-2017-222241. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-222241.

Severe panniculitis and polyarthritis caused by acinar cell carcinoma arising from an ectopic pancreas.

Author information

1
Department of Rheumatology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Bruxelles, Belgium.
2
Department of Pathology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Bruxelles, Belgium.

Abstract

The pancreatitis, panniculitis and polyarthritis (PPP) syndrome is a rare condition caused by pancreatic diseases, such as acute or chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic carcinoma. We report the first case of PPP syndrome caused by metastatic acinar cell carcinoma from an ectopic pancreas. The symptoms were successfully managed by the treatment of the metastatic carcinoma. Pancreatic cytosteatonecrosis should be always considered in a patient who is showing symptoms of panniculitis and polyarthritis.

KEYWORDS:

musculoskeletal syndromes; pancreatic cancer

PMID:
29167188
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2017-222241
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for HighWire
Loading ...
Support Center