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September 3, 1960

Intrapancreatic AneurysmReport of a Case with Obstructive Jaundice and Portal Hypertension

JAMA. 1960;174(1):72-74. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.63030010023022

Aneurysms of the pancreatoduodenal or gastroduodenal artery are uncommon lesions, and reports in the literature attest to their extreme rarity.1 It is the purpose of this report to review a successful operative attack on such a lesion in a patient who survived and was symptom-free 15 months later.

Report of a Case  A 50-year-old man initially presented himself at the first surgical division at Bellevue Hospital on Jan. 24, 1958. He complained of vague intermittent pain in the upper part of the abdomen of a non-specific nature which had been present for one year. In the past he had been told to go on a low-fat diet, which, however, had not relieved the symptoms. There was nothing in the history to suggest further disease. His story included a previous heavy alcoholic intake and an undetermined loss of weight.The only finding of note in the physical examination made when

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