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The accurate clinical diagnosis of tumor of the body of the pancreas is sufficiently difficult to warrant the report of clear evidence on which such a diagnosis may be based. This evidence is roentgenographic. As noted in the accompanying roentgenogram, the stomach, in addition to being displaced upward, shows a smooth crescentic defect involving the greater curvature. There is also downward displacement of the small intestine. On this indirect evidence, a diagnosis of tumor of the body of the pancreas was made. This was verified on surgical exploration by Dr. Arthur M. Wright, visiting surgeon to Bellevue Hospital. The tumor was a large pancreatic cyst.
Buckstein J. TUMOR OF THE BODY OF THE PANCREAS. JAMA. 1925;85(14):1061. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.26710140003013b
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