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Duodenal ulcer in chronic relapsing pancreatitis.
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PMID:  7128949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Frequency of duodenal ulcer in patients with chronic pancreatitis is still controversial. This study aims to prospectively investigate the frequency of duodenal ulcer in a group of 190 patients (162 males and 28 females) affected by chronic relapsing pancreatitis admitted to our department between 1970 and 1979. 41 cases (21.5%) were endoscopically observed (22% of the males and 17.9% of the females; male:female ratio 1.2:1). Drinking habits, cigarette consumption, presence of pancreatic calcifications and surgery did not affect the frequency of duodenal ulcer. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, as fecal fat excretion higher than 7 g/day, seems to be linked with an increased frequency of duodenal ulcer (exact Fisher's test: p = 0.0586). Moreover, duodenal ulcer was present in about one third of the patients who afterwards died, but it was the cause of death in only 1 case. Even if a prospective control population is lacking, the male:female ratio of duodenal ulcer in chronic pancreatitis seems to be different from that observed in a comparable hospitalized group (1.2:1 vs. 2.4:1) and from that reported in literature in the general adult population.
I Vantini; W Piubello; L A Scuro; P Benini; G Talamini; L Benini; R Micciolo; G Cavallini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestion     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0012-2823     ISO Abbreviation:  Digestion     Publication Date:  1982  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-16     Completed Date:  1982-12-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0150472     Medline TA:  Digestion     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking
Chronic Disease
Duodenal Ulcer / complications*
Pancreatitis / complications*
Prospective Studies

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