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Srp Arh Celok Lek. 1992 Sep-Oct;120(9-10):269-72.

[Diagnostic value of the NBT-PABA test in the functional evaluation of the exocrine pancreas].

[Article in Serbian]

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  • 1Ward of Gastroenterology, Dr. Dragisa Misović Clinical Hospital Centre, Belgrade.


N benzoyl-L-tyrosil PABA was orally administered to 13 controls and 35 patients with pancreatic disease: 7 with chronic exocrine pancreatic disease, 7 patients after an attack of acute pancreatitis, 3 with carcinoma of the pancreas, 8 with biliary tract disease and 10 with diabetes. The amount of PABA excreted serves as parameter exocrine pancreatic function. PABA excretion in patients with chronic pancreatitis (p < 0.01) and diabetes (p < 0.05) was significantly less then in controls. The present data justify further investigation of this procedure as a possible new oral test of exocrine pancreatic function.

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