Excerpt from The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 1885, Vol. 90 In the preparation of this paper it has been my intention to present a full report of a case of retention cyst of the pancreas, which has recently come under my observation, and, at the same time, summarize, in a com pact form, the clinical history of similar cases which will serve as a basis for some general remarks on the surgical treatment of cysts of the pan creas. Case I. Cyst of Pancreas; Laparotomy; Recovery - vo12, set. 19, laborer, German, was admitted to Milwaukee Hospital Nov. 28, 1884. He is small for his age and not robust, but he claims that, with one excep tion, he has never been sick, and that no hereditary tendency to disease exists in his family. Five weeks ago, while enjoying perfect health, he was thrown from a wagon, striking the. Ground on thelett side of the abdo men, a heavy keg falling upon his back, and increasing the force of the fall. The pain felt immediately after the accident was confined to his back, at a point where he was struck by the keg, but it was not sufficient in intensity to prevent him from following his occupation as a mason's apprentice. In a few days, however, diarrhoea set in, which persisted for two weeks, greatly reducing his strength and weight. If he had any fever during this time it was not. Sufficiently severe to attract his attention. His appetite was not impaired, and, though he vomited occasionally, neither vomiting nor the diarrhoea seemed to be aggravated by the time of eating or the kind or variety of food. After two weeks he noticed a tumor in the left hypochondriac region, which was round, smooth, and painless. The tumor increased rapidly in size, and soon gave rise to a sensation of fulness in the stomach, and later on, to regurgitation and vomiting soon after meals. Appetite slightly impaired. At this time the patient was treated for a short time by my friend, Dr. F. H. Day, of nvauwatosa, Wis., who resorted to symptomatic treatment, and observing no improve ment, referred him to me for diagnosis, and, in case it should be deemed advisable, for surgical treatment. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.