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January 1928


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Am J Dis Child. 1928;35(1):61-64. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920190068010

While examining a patient with acute intussusception under the fluoroscope several months ago, I noticed that the invading mass of bowel was pushed backward by the column of barium from its original position at the sigmoid flexure to a new one in the transverse colon, in which it was found half an hour later when the abdomen was opened for the purpose of carrying out the usual operative treatment in such cases. The patient made a successful recovery, but three months later the mother appeared at the office with the child and announced that she was certain that there was a recurrence of the old trouble. Her observation was confirmed by the finding of a movable tumor mass in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen and an unmistakable blocking of the column of barium distal to the hepatic flexure. As it met the invading ileum, the column of barium

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