Article Text

PDF

A clinical study of chronic pancreatitis
  1. Oliver Fitzgerald,
  2. Patrick Fitzgerald,
  3. James Fennelly,
  4. Joseph P. McMullin,
  5. Sylvester J. Boland

    Abstract

    A series of 53 cases of chronic pancreatic disease is described and attention drawn to the frequency with which symptoms are persistent rather than intermittent. A plea is made for the use of the term `progressive' rather than `relapsing' in describing many of these cases. Alcohol was an unimportant factor in the aetiology. The possibility of achieving an accurate and early diagnosis using the serum secretin/pancreozymin test is emphasized. The frequent relief of symptoms and the prevention of progress of the disease by surgery, especially sphincterotomy, is recorded.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.