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Progress in Pediatrics
March 1950

PEDIATRIC PROCTOLOGYReview with Comment

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Surgical Services of Beth Israel and Harlem Hospitals.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;79(3):510-538. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040010523012
Abstract

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

  • Introduction

  • Anatomy

  • Examination

  • Malformations

    1. Colonie Disorders

      1. Atresia

      2. Duplication

      3. Rotational Defects

      4. Absence of Sigmoid

      5. Megacolon

      6. Obstruction

      7. Microcolon

    2. Anorectal Deformities

      1. Atresia

      2. Imperforate Anus

      3. Stricture

      4. Megarectum

  • Diarrhea

    1. Chronic Ulcerative Colitis

    2. Amebiasis

  • Allergy

  • Oxyuriasis

  • Pruritus Ani

  • Fissures

  • Anal Suppuration and Fistula

  • Prolapse

  • Intussusception

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Neoplastic Lesions

    1. Polyps and Adenomas

    2. Familial Adenomatosis or Polyposis of Colon

    3. Adenomatosis of Entire Gastrointestinal Tract

    4. Carcinomas and Sarcomas

  • Miscellaneous

    1. Sarcoidosis (Boeck)

    2. "Epileptic" Paroxysmal Abdominal Pain

    3. Psychosexual Aspects

    4. Bleeding

    5. Digital Rectal Examination

    6. Venereal Diseases

      1. Venereal Lymphogranuloma

      2. Anorectal Gonorrhe

INTRODUCTION  In this review the subject of proctologic disease in juvenile patients has been approached from the same broad point of view as in our reviews of general proctology.1 An attempt has been made to concentrate and correlate recent theories and developments as they have appeared in the literature up to July 1949 (save for a few later references) and to reemphasize established principles, concepts and procedures.

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