JOHN M. TIERNEY, M.D.; JOHN F. CARTER, M.D.; GUY E. VAN GOIDSENHOVEN, M.D.; WILLIAM A. KNIGHT JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
The clinical findings of chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic neoplasm may be so mild or atypical that the diagnosis is not suspected, diagnostic studies not requested, or hospitalization not indicated. Thus, many cases may long go unrecognized or may be diagnosed as functional. Many workers have demonstrated that the diagnosis of chronic pancreatic disease can be improved with the use of elaborate studies (1-17), especially duodenal drainage with chemical (6-9) and cytological (10, 11) analysis of the aspirate after stimulation with secretin alone or with secretin and pancreozymin (12, 13) and a 72-hour quantitative stool fat analysis on a control diet
TIERNEY JM, CARTER JF, VAN GOIDSENHOVEN GE, et al. Screening for Pancreatic Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:229–234. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-2-229
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(2):229-234.
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