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July 1975

Nodular Subcutaneous Fat NecrosisA Manifestation of Silent Pancreatitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the Veterans Administration Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(7):896-898. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630190086010

A 57-year-old man with asymptomatic pancreatitis developed tender subcutaneous nodules with fat necrosis. These nodules were the sole clinical manifestation of the underlying disease. This case demonstrates that silent pancreatitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of painful leg nodules.