BURTON K. SMITH, M.D.; EDWIN C. ALBRIGHT, M.D.
Carcinoma of the body and tail of the pancreas is by no means a rarity, yet early diagnosis of this condition has been difficult because the symptom complex has been considered vague and indefinite.
In reviewing the literature since 1939, it was found that several observers have published papers formulating the clinical and pathologic features of this disease. Duff1 in 1939 reported on 16 cases in which the diagnosis was established at autopsy. He estimates that carcinoma of the body and tail of the pancreas occurs with about one-third the frequency of carcinoma of the head of the pancreas. In
SMITH BK, ALBRIGHT EC. CARCINOMA OF THE BODY AND TAIL OF THE PANCREAS: REPORT OF 37 CASES STUDIED AT THE STATE OF WISCONSIN GENERAL HOSPITAL FROM 1925-19501. Ann Intern Med. ;36:90–97. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-1-90
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(1):90-97.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Hospital Medicine, Pancreatic Disease.
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