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The concept of intestinal diverticula purely as a postmortem finding belongs to the past. Although no sign can be considered as pathognomonic, a careful analysis of the symptoms may anticipate in many cases what the radiologic examination will show more conclusively. This is the idea that the author develops in his thesis on the basis of the experience gained from a careful study of several patients. The prognosis and treatment of the condition are also considered, and the literature (two hundred and eighty-one references) is carefully reviewed.
Divertículos idiopáticos del duodeno. JAMA. 1943;121(15):1249. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840150063028