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June 16, 1951


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Foley, Ala.

JAMA. 1951;146(7):645-646. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.63670070005009c

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In July, 1948, Bralow and Spellberg reported 26 new cases of diverticulum of the stomach. They also reviewed the 150 previous cases which Moses had covered up to 1946 in his review. This indicates that in the hundreds of thousands of gastrointestinal studies made, there are very few cases of diverticulum of the stomach reported. The small number of cases reported may be due to two things: either an actual rarity of stomach diverticula or the fact that they are overlooked. Since this is the first time that I have seen this condition in private practice, I am therefore reporting this case.

In large clinics diverticulum of the stomach has been reported as occurring in from 0.02% to 0.65% of all gastrointestinal studies. Though diverticula of the gastrointestinal tract may occur in any part of the intestinal tract, the portion of the tract in which they least occur is the

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