Pancreatic ascites: Successful treatment with pancreatic radiation

Robert E. Morton, Robert Deluca, Terence N. Reisman, Jeffrey B. Raskin, Arvey I. Rogers

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Abstract

A 51-year-old man with clinical and laboratory findings consistent with the diagnosis of pancreatic ascites is reported. Response to usual medical measures was inadequate. Single-dose irradiation to the pancreatic area (550 rads) resulted in marked improvement in his ascites. Operative pancreatogram months later revealed no evidence of ductal leakage. Low-dose pancreatic irradiation may be a useful therapeutic adjunct in the older, high-risk patient with pancreatic ascites in whom surgery is not condidered feasible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-336
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Digestive Diseases
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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