Abdominal and Scrotal Mass Associated with Calcium Replacement Therapy in L-Asparaginase-Induced Pancreatitis
Issue: Vol.7, No.4 - October 2008
Article Type: Manuscript
Although it has many causes in adults; such as alcohol, cholelithiasis, hype-rparathyroidism, drugs, and trauma, acute pancreatitis is an uncommon disease at childhood period. Pancreatitis, resulting from any reason, lead to auto-digestion of this organ. Pancreatitis following administration of asparaginase has been reported for over 30 years, treating these patients is a dilemma. Here, reporting an 8-years-old patient with abdominal and scrotal mass due to calcium replacement in L-asparaginase induced pancreatitis, we want to emphasize that sometimes, correction of plasma calcium levels with replacement therapy, would be problematic, as calcium will deposit in necrotic tissue of pancreas and omentum, mimicking a mass.
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