L-asparaginase induced pancreatitis in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Case contributed by Sajoscha A. Sorrentino


Background of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, with elevated amylase and lipase.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male

Enlarged pancreas and peripancreatic fluid in the lesser sac and left pararenal space. 

Case Discussion

L-asparaginase has been part of the treatment of childhood onset ALL for many decades now. L-asparaginase induced pancreatitis is known to be a major complication of this treatment, but the pathophysiology behind this is still to be found. 

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