PETER M. MASLEY, M.D.; CHARLES A. BONANNO, M.D.; WILLIAM J. GRACE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The occurrence of either hyperglycemia or diarrhea in carcinoma of the pancreas is not uncommon, but the combination of these findings, although frequently alluded to as suggestive of carcinoma,1 is infrequently reported. Urmy et al.2 in 1931 reported the only well documented case of diabetes mellitus and fatty diarrhea attributed to carcinoma of the pancreas, and Joslin et al.3 cite one other case. Recently Gullick,4 in a study of 97 proved cases of pancreatic carcinoma, noted hyperglycemia in two of eight patients with diarrhea whose fasting blood sugar was measured.
This study is based on the observation of two patients
MASLEY PM, BONANNO CA, GRACE WJ. DIABETES AND STEATORRHEA IN PRIMARY CARCINOMA OF THE PANCREAS1. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:1147–1160. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-5-1147
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(5):1147-1160.
Cardiology, Celiac Disease and Malabsorption, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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