D. B. FAUST, M.D., F.A.C.P.; W. G. BRANDSTADT, M.D.
Although some 113 or more cases of pancreatic lithiasis have been reported, it is still rarely diagnosed during life. In 1937 Höchstetter1 was able to find only four cases diagnosed by roentgen-ray before operation and 30 diagnosed on the operating table. The rest of the reported cases have been revealed only at autopsy. Since the symptoms produced are variable and quite unreliable, and since the stones found in the pancreas are ray-opaque, the roentgen-ray is our most valuable means of diagnosis in this condition. As was pointed out by one of us (D. B. F.) in 1935,2 it is necessary
FAUST DB, BRANDSTADT WG. A CASE OF PANCREATIC LITHIASIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;17:148–152. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-1-148
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(1):148-152.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Pancreatic Disease.
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