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February 1912

OBSERVATIONS ON THE FLUID CONTENTS OF A CYST OCCUPYING THE EPIGASTRIC REGION OF THE ABDOMEN

Author Affiliations

BOSTON

From the Medical Clinic of the Carney Hospital, and the Laboratory of the Department of the Theory and Practice of Physic, Medical School, Harvard University.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1912;IX(2):143-148. doi:10.1001/archinte.1912.00060140017003
Abstract

The observations on the fluid obtained from a cyst, probably pancreatic in origin, which are here reported, seem worthy of record even though no satisfactory explanatory theory of the findings can be advanced by the observer. The fluid was obtained at operation from a patient who was admitted to the medical service at the Carney Hospital, March 29, 1911, and whose medical record was as follows:

Patient.  —Carney Hospital Medical No. 2055. Male, aged 42.

Family History.  —Father died of sarcoma. Mother died of pneumonia. Brother died of bronchitis. Sister died in infancy. No family history of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Previous History.  —Measles, mumps, pertussis, and scarlet fever in childhood. Pneumonia thirteen years ago. Gonorrhea twenty-three years ago.

Habits.  —Drinks alcohol to excess; chews tobacco.

Present Illness.  —Fourteen months ago his right leg between the shoe-top and knee became swollen. Soon after this his abdomen became swollen. He was admitted

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