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August 18, 1888


JAMA. 1888;XI(7):241-242. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400590025008

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Pelvic Cellulitis in the Male.  —In a recent number of the Tidsskrift for Praktisk MedicinDr. Skjeldrup describes a case of pelvic cellulitis in a man 50 years old. The first symptoms in this case were vomiting, flatulence, constipation, abdominal tenderness, and tympanites. There was some pain over the cæcum, and resistance on palpation and dulness on percussion at the same point. Examination per rectum showed a tolerably hard tumor situated in the left hypogastrium; it was easily felt by bimanual palpation. An aperient was given, with quinine and iodide of potassium, and wet compresses over the abdomen, for some days. The patient did not improve, the abdominal pain and distension became greater, the difficulty of passing flatus and fæces increased, and the patient was becoming more and more emaciated. An œsophageal tube was passed up to the sigmoid flexure, and a warm enema given, producing a scanty evacuation. The

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