Earl E. Gambill, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To determine the prevalence and significance of pancreatitis in the presence of pancreatic carcinoma the records of 255 consecutive patients with pancreatic carcinoma were studied. Of the 255 patients, 26 had moderate to severe pancreatitis histologically, and at surgical exploration for suspected carcinoma the gross appearance in some cases suggested pancreatitis, thus tending to mask the underlying carcinoma and mislead both clinician and surgeon as to the dual process present. In 10 of the 26 patients from 2 to 4 operations had been done within 2 years before carcinoma could be established. In 8 of these 10 cases needle biopsy
Gambill EE. Pancreatitis Associated with Pancreatic Carcinoma: A Study of 26 Patients.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:800. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-800_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):800.
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