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Pancreatic Panniculitis


We describe a rare case of a patient with pancreatic adenocarcinoma who presented initially with a rash on her lower legs. Skin biopsy showed lobular panniculitis and characteristic “ghost” adipocytes consistent with pancreatitic panniculitis.  This clinical case is an interesting example where a seemingly innocuous skin condition heralds an underlying malignant disease process.

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