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April 5, 1924

FALSE DIVERTICULA OF THE JEJUNUM

Author Affiliations

WHEELING, W. VA.
From the Department of Pathology, University of Virginia Department of Medicine.

JAMA. 1924;82(14):1118-1119. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650400028010
Abstract

Helvestine 1 recently compiled twenty-seven cases of false diverticula of the intestine, and reported two additional cases from the pathologic service of the University of Virginia Hospital. Since the appearance of this article, a third case has occurred in the same service, bringing the total number of such cases recorded to thirty.

REPORT OF CASE  A white man, aged 75, had undergone a prostatectomy six years before. He returned to the hospital again, complaining of symptoms of urethral obstruction. Death occurred shortly after admission, presumably from uremia.The necropsy showed the bed of the prostate occupied by a carcinomatous growth of considerable dimensions, extending up both sides of the pelvic wall and involving the pelvic lymph nodes. Both ureters were obstructed by the new growth, with a resultant hydro-ureter and hydronephrosis on both sides.A moderate degree of sclerosis of both mitral and tricuspid valves was noted, and the lungs

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