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Vol. 17, No. 5, 1985
Issue release date: 1985
Eur Surg Res 1985;17:286–291
Original Paper

Pancreatic Blood Flow and Contrast Enhancement in Computed Tomography during Experimental Pancreatitis

Schröder T.a · Kivisaari L.b · Standertskjöld-Nordenstam C.-G.b · Somer K.b · Lehtola A.a · Puolakkainen P.a · Karonen S.-L.c · Kivilaakso E.a · Lempinen M.a
aSecond Department of Surgery, bDepartment of Diagnostic Radiology, and cDepartment of Clinical Chemistry, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland


The pancreatic blood flow and contrast enhancement in computed tomography (CT) were studied in 10 piglets weighing 17–25 kg with experimental pancreatitis. Each animal served as its own control. CT and blood flow measurements were made both before induction of pancreatitis and 5–6 h after the onset of the disease. Cardiac output was measured by thermodilution, and was kept constant throughout the study by infusion of dextran and saline. Although the pancreatic blood flow remained constant in this experiment, CT showed a significant decrease in contrast enhancement.

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Tom Schröder, MD, Second Department of Surgery, Meilahti Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, SF-00290 Helsinki 29 (Finland)

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Received: June 15, 1984
Accepted: November 15, 1984
Published online: April 18, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 6

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European Surgical Research (Clinical and Experimental Surgery)

Vol. 17, No. 5, Year 1985 (Cover Date: 1985)

Journal Editor: Kempski O. (Mainz)
ISSN: 0014–312X (Print), eISSN: 1421–9921 (Online)

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