Case 29

Alissa J. Walsh, Otto C. Buchel, Jane Collier and Simon P.L. Travis

in Oxford Case Histories in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199557899
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753329 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 29

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A 50-year-old male university science lecturer presented for follow up with his gastroenterologist. He had previously had recurrent acute pancreatitis with four episodes over a period of 3 years, each with a marked increase in serum amylase. The last attack was a year ago. He denied drinking any alcohol. A cholecystectomy had been carried out after his second attack of pancreatitis. He reported some postprandial fullness and 4kg weight loss. He had no other medical history and was on no medication. Examination was normal.

Chapter.  1378 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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