August 4, 1906


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JAMA. 1906;XLVII(5):359. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210050043003a

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Kelly, in his exhaustive work on the appendix, reports the first four cases of polypi of the appendix; before this no mention of such eases can be found in the literature. The following case is reported as the fifth of its kind.

Patient.  —L. B., male, aged 19, has had four attacks of colic in the past year.

History.  —The first two were very light and were speedily relieved with morphin and salines. The third attack lasted for twelve hours and some soreness persisted for two days. The fourth attack was much more severe, the pain lasting for thirty-six hours and the tenderness was troublesome for more than a week.

Operation.  —Two months after the last attack he was operated on and the appendix was found much distended, with liquid feces which was thought to be pus, but on eversion the two polypi shown in the illustration were found, the

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