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Progress in Pediatrics
April 1948

LARGE SOLITARY PANCREATIC CYST AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL ERRORS IN A PREMATURE INFANT

Author Affiliations

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS; ZAANDAM, NETHERLANDS
From the Laboratory of the Emma Hospital for Sick Children, at Amsterdam, and the Department of Pediatrics of the St. John's Hospital, Zaandam, Netherlands.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;75(4):587-594. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030020602010
Abstract

Our case not only is of anatomicopathologic interest because of the rarity of the condition but also has a clinical aspect. For these reasons we have thought it worth recording.

REPORT OF A CASE  Vera K., born on Oct. 16, 1946, was the first child of healthy parents. She was six weeks premature, the weight at birth being 2,000 Gm. There was no asphyxia. The right foot had six toes; no other anomalies were seen. The mother's pregnancy had been undisturbed.On the second day the child was admitted to St. John's Hospital because of her premature birth. It was noted that she had difficulty in nursing and vomited frequently. Meconium appeared in the napkins.On examination, on October 19, the child was whining as though in pain. The facies forboded mental debility. Slight icterus was present. In addition to the polydactyly, there was dystopia ani anterior, the anus being

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