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Learn more about Pancreatic panniculitis / subcutaneous nodular fat necrosis

Content updated on 2022-06-02

What is pancreatic panniculitis / subcutaneous nodular fat necrosis?

Pancreatic panniculitis is a rare variant of panniculitis characterized by cell death of subcutaneous fat (deepest layer of fat). The exact cause is unknown. It could be due to excess enzymes produced by the pancreas due to pancreatic disease.

Symptoms related to pancreatic panniculitis / subcutaneous nodular fat necrosis

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Lower left abdomen or tummy pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for pancreatic panniculitis / subcutaneous nodular fat necrosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose pancreatic panniculitis / subcutaneous nodular fat necrosis

  • Do you feel a lump/lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have pain in the bottom left area of your abdomen (stomach)?

Treatment for pancreatic panniculitis / subcutaneous nodular fat necrosis

Treatment of pancreatic panniculitis involves treating the underlying pancreatic disease which may include surgical or medical management. The lesions usually heal on their own following that.

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