Essential hyperlipemia

Report of four cases, with special reference to abdominal crises
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      Four cases of essential hyperlipemia have been presented. In three of the four patients the presenting complaint was severe abdominal pain, suggesting the presence of a surgical emergency.
      Serum lipid partition studies revealed a marked increase in all of the lipid constituents, especially neutral fat. Three of the four patients who have been followed have demonstrated improvement on a low fat regimen. All four patients have moderate impairment of glucose tolerance.
      The mechanisms responsible for essential hyperlipemia and the production of abdominal pain in this disorder have been discussed.
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