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Case Reports
December 1928

AN UNUSUAL MECKEL'S DIVERTICULUM AS A CAUSE OF INTESTINAL HEMORRHAGE

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TORONTO
From the Medical Wards of the Hospital for Sick Children.

Am J Dis Child. 1928;36(6):1218-1223. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920300127010
Abstract

The case of Meckel's diverticulum here reported is of interest on account of its unusual size and situation, and also because profuse intestinal hemorrhage was associated with it. Four other cases which resemble this one in regard to size and situation of the diverticulum have been located in hospital records and in the literature; also twenty-six cases of intestinal hemorrhage caused by Meckel's diverticulum have been found in the literature.

REPORT OF A CASE  History.—Merrill M., a boy, aged 11 months, was admitted to the Hospital for Sick Children, on Nov. 13, 1927, on account of refusal of food, constipation and loss of weight for three months. The patient was a full term infant, who had weighed 8¾ pounds (4 Kg.) at birth. The labor had been normal. He had been breast fed until 3 months of age, when he had been weaned on account of illness of the

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