Pancreatic secretion in response to jejunal feeding of elemental diet.


The instillation of elemental diet into the proximal jejunum of dogs results in a brisk pancreatic secretory response, but the fluid is watery and "enzyme-poor." The administration of the caloric equivalent in a standard blenderized ward diet induces pancreatic enzyme secretion. Although elemental diet does not "rest" the pancreas, the failure of these preparations to stimulate pancreatic enzyme secretion gives them a theoretical advantage as a nutritional source in the convalescent phase of acute pancreatitis.


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@article{Cassim1974PancreaticSI, title={Pancreatic secretion in response to jejunal feeding of elemental diet.}, author={M M Cassim and Diana Allardyce}, journal={Annals of surgery}, year={1974}, volume={180 2}, pages={228-31} }