Kenneth K. Meyer

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Pyogenic abscess of the psoas muscle results from primary suppuration or direct extension of intraabdominal infection. The etiology varies with the country of origin. Our experience with 9 cases prompted a review of 367 cases from the world literature. A total of 286 primary abscesses occurred mainly in developing nations (200 cases), although 74 were(More)
Two patients are described who developed pancreatitis and recurrent pseudocysts after minimal trauma. Both had the congenital anomaly of pancreas divisum, and neither responded to surgical therapy appropriate to patients with normal anatomy. Both patients eventually required excision of the entire dorsal portion of the pancreas for relief. Patients with(More)
Multiple visceral aneurysms complicating periarteritis nodosa are considered characteristic, though not pathognomonic, on arteriography. This arteriographic pattern has been described with hairy-cell leukemia, collagen vascular disorders, and atrial myxoma, but, to our knowledge, has not been previously reported with subacute bacterial endocarditis. A(More)
A radioimmunoassay has been developed to measure ferritin bound to the surface of isolated human peripheral blood mononuclear white blood cells (PBMs) in order to investigate the possible relationship of this phenomenon to breast and other forms of cancer. The assay measures the specific binding (%SP) of affinity-purified 125I-labeled rabbit anti-Hodgkin's(More)
Psoas abscess classically was described as secondary to tubercular spondylitis but now more frequently is a complication of an intraabdominal process such as Crohn's disease. Less well recognized is that the fever, flexion contracture of the hip, and weight loss characterizing psoas abscess may be the first indications of Crohn's disease; in fact,(More)