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Our purpose in this paper is to report a case of mesenteric cyst, which, judging from the current literature, is a relatively infrequent condition and, from the textbooks, nonexistent; also to advance a possible explanation for the condition in a case in which the usual pathologic changes did not exist.
J. T., a boy, aged 3 years, seen, Aug. 29, 1932, had always been in good health until three months before he came to us. His family and birth histories were negative. He weighed 8½ pounds (3,855 Gm.) at birth; he walked at 9 months; he was breast fed for three months and then fed whole cow's milk formula. His parents had noticed a left sided hernia since he was 1 month old. He had had none of the contagious diseases of childhood. His parents stated that the hernia had been small and reducible until three months before we saw
Nunn JA, Gleckler JD. MESENTERIC CYST IN A CHILD. JAMA. 1933;100(17):1330. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.27420170003009b