THE PURPOSE of this communication is to report an instance of intussusception in a 3½ year old boy in whom aberrant pancreatic tissue was found at the apex of the intussusceptum. A portion of the bowel containing the pancreatic tissue was found to be nonviable and was resected. A closed end to end anastomosis was done, and the patient made an uneventful recovery. Six cases found in the literature in which there were similar pathologic changes are summarized.
REPORT OF A CASE
T. W., a white boy aged 3½ years, was admitted to the Children's Surgical Service of Cook County Hospital on Feb. 10, 1942, because of nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain of sixty-six hours' duration. The child had been well until February 7 at 10 p. m., when he complained of nausea. Although he was restless and irritable, he slept until 3 a. m. the following morning, when he
KEELEY JL. INTUSSUSCEPTION ASSOCIATED WITH ABERRANT PANCREATIC TISSUEReport of a Case and Review of the Literature. Arch Surg. 1950;60(4):691-698. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1950.01250010712005