• In a patient with poorly differentiated ovarian carcinoma, the symptomatology was mistaken for acute pancreatitis. A review of the pertinent literature argues in favor of the early use of amylase isoenzymes in patients whose history, objective signs, and routine diagnostic studies fail to disclose pancreatic disease.
(Arch Surg 116:225-226, 1981)
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