Gastric outlet and duodenal obstruction from inflammatory pancreatic disease.

@article{Aranha1984GastricOA,
  title={Gastric outlet and duodenal obstruction from inflammatory pancreatic disease.},
  author={Gerard V. Aranha and Richard A. Prinz and Herbert Greenlee and Robert J. Freeark},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1984},
  volume={119 7},
  pages={833-5}
}
During a ten-year period, 16 patients with gastric outlet and duodenal obstruction due to inflammatory pancreatic disease were seen. The cause of obstruction was chronic pancreatitis in ten patients, pseudocysts with associated pancreatitis in five patients, and pancreatic abscess in one patient. All patients had nausea and vomiting, 14 had abdominal pain, and five had weight loss greater than 4.5 kg. Diagnosis was made by plain abdominal film in one case, upper gastrointestinal tract… CONTINUE READING