Acute pancreatitis associated with danazol treatment for endometriosis

Hum Reprod. 1994 Jun;9(6):1163-5. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.humrep.a138651.


Hypo-oestrogenic and anabolic/androgenic side-effects of danazol are well known by the gynaecologist and some of them are present in > 50% of patients being treated for endometriosis. Additionally, danazol produces hepatocellular damage in approximately 10% of women. The present report describes the first case of acute pancreatitis associated with danazol treatment of endometriosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Danazol / adverse effects*
  • Endometriosis / drug therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pancreatitis / chemically induced*


  • Danazol