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October 3, 1925


Author Affiliations

New York Consultant in Gastro-Enterology, U. S. Veterans' Bureau; Assistant Roentgenologist, Bellevue Hospital (in Charge of Gastro-Intestinal Roentgenology); Assistant Attending Physician, New York Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital
From the Radiographic Department, Bellevue Hospital, Dr. I. S. Hirsh, director.

JAMA. 1925;85(14):1061. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.26710140003013b

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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.

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