D. B. FAUST, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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It is perhaps too generally accepted that pancreatic lithiasis is a rare condition. The relative paucity of reported cases is the basis for this assumption. Graef observed calculi in the pancreas for the first time in 1664. In 1932 Ackman and Ross24 reported a case which, they stated, brought the total number up to 108.
It may safely be stated that the condition either is in reality so rare that few of us are privileged to see a case or that it presents difficulties of diagnosis that have prevented its more frequent recognition. In favor of the latter supposition is
FAUST DB. PANCREATIC LITHIASIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:625–637. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-5-625
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(5):625-637.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Pancreatic Disease.
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