Subcutaneous pancreatic fat necrosis associated with acute arthritis

Academic Article


  • Subcutaneous fat necrosis is a well described, rare sequela of acute pancreatitis. Uncommonly, arthritis is seen in association with these 2 disease processes. We report a case of fulminant pancreatitis presenting as an acute arthritis. Birefringent crystal-like structures led to initial diagnostic confusion with gout.
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  • Saag KG; Niemann TH; Warner CA; Naides SJ
  • Start Page

  • 630
  • End Page

  • 632
  • Volume

  • 19
  • Issue

  • 4