The nature and significance of hyperamylasemia follwing operation.

  title={The nature and significance of hyperamylasemia follwing operation.},
  author={Robert Morrissey and J. Edward Berk and Louis Fridhandler and Daniel Pelot},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={180 1},
Total serum amylase activity was found to be significantly elevated postoperatively in 11 (10%) of 110 patients undergoing various surgical procedures. Isoamylase analysis revealed that the rise was chiefly in the pancreatic-type isoamylase in seven of the 11 patients showing postoperative serum amylase elevations; in the other four patients, the elevation occurred principally in the salivary-type isoamylase. These data demonstrate that postoperative hyperamylasemia occurs surprisingly often… CONTINUE READING

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