Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis After Paracentesis

Report of a Case in a Patient With Acute Pancreatitis

Norman Levine, Gerald Sylvan Lazarus

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Abstract

A patient with acute pancreatitis developed subcutaneous fat necrosis of the anterior abdominal wall secondary to leakage of pancreatic enzymes through a rent in the peritoneum following paracentesis. The same patient also had another subcutaneous complication of pancreatitis, namely, nodular liquifying panniculitis of the lower extremities. The diagnosis was made by the typical histological findings of subcutaneous fat necrosis, foci of necrotic cells with a “ghost-like” appearance, and basophilic-staining calcium soaps deposited around the necrotic cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)993-994
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Volume112
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Fat Necrosis
Paracentesis
Subcutaneous Fat
Pancreatitis
Panniculitis
Soaps
Peritoneum
Abdominal Wall
Lower Extremity
Staining and Labeling
Calcium
Enzymes

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  • Dermatology

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Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis After Paracentesis : Report of a Case in a Patient With Acute Pancreatitis. / Levine, Norman; Lazarus, Gerald Sylvan.

In: Archives of Dermatology, Vol. 112, No. 7, 1976, p. 993-994.

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