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Tumors of the pancreas may interrupt health and well being because of size, by predisposing to pancreatitis, by metastasizing to vital areas or by inducing systemic disturbances such as phlebothrombosis or hypoglycemia. Tumors of the pancreas are cause for complaint because of their effect on the pancreas itself or its effect upon contiguous and continuous structures. Tumors of the pancreas may arise in the pancreas proper or in ectopic pancreatic masses. These and other considerations are ably expounded by Dr. Frantz in this, the twenty-seventh fascicle of the Atlas of Tumor Pathology.
In this fascicle, Dr. Frantz having presented a
Tumors of the Pancreas. Ann Intern Med. ;53:626–627. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-3-626_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(3):626-627.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Pancreatic Disease.
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