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July 9, 1910

THREAD WORMS IN THE APPENDIXREPORT OF TWO ADDITIONAL CASES

JAMA. 1910;55(2):127. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330020031013

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Abstract

A few months since I reported the finding of thread worms in the appendix of a young girl. I now wish to add two additional cases of this somewhat rare condition.

Case 1.—  Dec. 11, 1909, while operating on a boy aged 4 for a right inguinal hernia the appendix was found in the hernial sac, and was, of course, removed. On opening it there were found eleven thread worms.

Case 2.—  Jan. 15, 1910, a girl aged 14 was presented for operation by Dr. F. E. Farmer of this place. The patient gave a history of one sharp attack of appendicitis over a year ago, and several attacks of colicky pain at intervals since that time. The last attack occurred January 12, There was no rise in temperature nor increase in pulse rate but the[ill]e was great tenderness and pain in the region of the appendix. The appendix was

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