Marks, Lionel
November 1959
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Nov1959, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p642
Academic Journal
In the analysis of cases at Mount Sinai Hospital, acute pancreatitis had a sudden onset with severe abdominal pain; some shock, distention, vomiting, elevated fever and W.B.C.; no definite or specific abdominal physical findings. Previous history of gallbladder disease was present in 40 per cent; history of alcoholism in 20 per cent. Five per cent of cases gave a history of acute attacks following excess of alcoholic intake. The serum amylase was raised 4 times above normal or more in the first 48 hours. X-ray showed ileus. This represents an over all picture of acute pancreatitis as it was encountered in the analysis of cases at the Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.


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