THERE would appear to be little in the literature concerning intrinsic strictures of pancreatic ducts and most of the references have to do with malignant growths or with stones. While many ducts are undoubtedly acutely blocked because of edema in associated acute pancreatitis, this condition is usually temporary and clears without any strictural sequelae referable to the ducts. The following case of an apparently idiopathic benign stricture of the pancreatic duct within the substance of the head of the pancreas causing chronic retention and distention of the pancreatic duct radicals, cured by simple dilatation and intubation of the duct in an unusual way, would appear to be unique.
W. J. B. aged 59, single, a first aid man, consulted Dr. J. W. Caldwell on June 11, 1949. The complaint was diarrhea of two to three months' duration occurring every second year since 1939, diffuse pain in the upper part of
APPLEBY LH. NONMALIGNANT INTRINSIC STRICTURE OF THE PANCREATIC DUCTReport of a Case. AMA Arch Surg. 1951;63(1):115-118. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1951.01250040118017