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Roar Strøm - the Norwegian surgeon who was three years ahead of Zollinger and Ellison.
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2019 Dec 10; 139(18)TN

Abstract

BACKGROUND

In 1952, Norwegian surgeon Roar Strøm (1903-58) published the medical history of a 32-year-old man with recurrent peptic ulcer disease and a pancreatic tumour. Three years later, two American surgeons described a similar condition and, only the following year, the condition was named after them: Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Strøm's contribution has gone remarkably unrecognised. This article aims to highlight his professional achievements.

MATERIAL AND METHOD

We searched archives and reference databases for information on Roar Strøm.

RESULTS

Roar Strøm grew up in Oslo, where he graduated with a medical degree in 1926, at just 23 years of age. Strøm pursued a focused career in surgery: specialist in surgery in 1935, medical doctorate in 1942, and senior consultant in surgery at Rogaland Hospital in Stavanger over the period 1945-1956. While in Stavanger, he published the extensive case history in Acta Chirurgica Scandinavica. The patient had a multi-year medical history of peptic ulcers, for which he had undergone surgery twice previously before being operated on by Strøm in the spring of 1951. The man died two years after the last operation.

INTERPRETATION

Neither Strøm nor Zollinger and Ellison were the first to identify this clinical condition as a new disease entity. But Strøm's article was an important contribution to the early literature on the syndrome.

Authors

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Pub Type(s)

Biography
Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

nor eng

PubMed ID

31823590

Citation

Søreide, Jon Arne, and Erlend Hem. "Roar Strøm - the Norwegian Surgeon Who Was Three Years Ahead of Zollinger and Ellison." Tidsskrift for Den Norske Laegeforening : Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Raekke, vol. 139, no. 18, 2019.
Søreide JA, Hem E. Roar Strøm - the Norwegian surgeon who was three years ahead of Zollinger and Ellison. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2019;139(18).
Søreide, J. A., & Hem, E. (2019). Roar Strøm - the Norwegian surgeon who was three years ahead of Zollinger and Ellison. Tidsskrift for Den Norske Laegeforening : Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Raekke, 139(18). https://doi.org/10.4045/tidsskr.19.0292
Søreide JA, Hem E. Roar Strøm - the Norwegian Surgeon Who Was Three Years Ahead of Zollinger and Ellison. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2019 Dec 10;139(18) PubMed PMID: 31823590.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Roar Strøm - the Norwegian surgeon who was three years ahead of Zollinger and Ellison. AU - Søreide,Jon Arne, AU - Hem,Erlend, Y1 - 2019/12/09/ PY - 2019/12/12/entrez PY - 2019/12/12/pubmed PY - 2020/1/28/medline JF - Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke JO - Tidsskr. Nor. Laegeforen. VL - 139 IS - 18 N2 - BACKGROUND: In 1952, Norwegian surgeon Roar Strøm (1903-58) published the medical history of a 32-year-old man with recurrent peptic ulcer disease and a pancreatic tumour. Three years later, two American surgeons described a similar condition and, only the following year, the condition was named after them: Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Strøm's contribution has gone remarkably unrecognised. This article aims to highlight his professional achievements. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We searched archives and reference databases for information on Roar Strøm. RESULTS: Roar Strøm grew up in Oslo, where he graduated with a medical degree in 1926, at just 23 years of age. Strøm pursued a focused career in surgery: specialist in surgery in 1935, medical doctorate in 1942, and senior consultant in surgery at Rogaland Hospital in Stavanger over the period 1945-1956. While in Stavanger, he published the extensive case history in Acta Chirurgica Scandinavica. The patient had a multi-year medical history of peptic ulcers, for which he had undergone surgery twice previously before being operated on by Strøm in the spring of 1951. The man died two years after the last operation. INTERPRETATION: Neither Strøm nor Zollinger and Ellison were the first to identify this clinical condition as a new disease entity. But Strøm's article was an important contribution to the early literature on the syndrome. SN - 0807-7096 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31823590/Roar_Strøm_-_the_Norwegian_surgeon_who_was_three_years_ahead_of_Zollinger_and_Ellison L2 - http://tidsskriftet.no/article/19-0292 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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