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September 1927

INVAGINATION ILEUS IN POLYPOSIS OF SMALL INTESTINE

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SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.

Arch Surg. 1927;15(3):441-442. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1927.01130210126007
Abstract

REPORT OF CASE  S. B., a girl, aged 21 months, was sent to the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on June 7, 1926, by Dr. E. J. Lamb, who had made a diagnosis of intussusception. I saw the child, concurred in the diagnosis and opened the abdomen at once, twelve hours after the onset of symptoms. An intussusception was found in the small intestine about 1 foot (30.4 cm) above the ileocecal juncture. The invagination was reduced by manipulation. When normal continuity of the bowel was restored, complete obstruction by a solid mass was found in that portion of the intestine which had been the intussusceptum. A portion of intestine, 3 inches (7.6 cm.) long, which contained the mass, was resected, and a lateral anastomosis was performed. The child made an excellent recovery and is now in good health.The pathologist of the hospital, Dr. F. R. Nuzum, reported that the

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