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Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi



[A case of multiple osteonecrosis caused by acute-on-chronic pancreatitis].


Morita Y, Kuwano A, Nagasawa S, Tanaka K, Yada M, Masumoto A, Motomura K
Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi. 2022; 119(8):761-767.
PMID: 35944994.


A 61-year-old man was admitted due to alcoholic liver cirrhosis, portal vein thrombosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and chronic pancreatitis. The patient's portal vein thrombosis improved with anticoagulant therapy. Serum amylase gradually increased, but there was no abdominal pain. The patient was placed under observation. The pain in both ankle and knee joints appeared on nine days after admission. Multiple osteonecrotic lesions of both elbows, both knees and both ankle joints were examined using Tc bone scintigraphic examinations. Magnetic resonance of the right ankle joint showed osteonecrosis. The pain of the right ankle joint improved with a decrease of serum amylase. We report that this is a rare case of multiple osteonecrosis caused by exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis.