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February 27, 1926

OXYGEN INFLATION OF THE PERITONEAL CAVITY IN EXUDATIVE TUBERCULOUS PERITONITIS

JAMA. 1926;86(9):601-603. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670350011004
Abstract

The treatment of the exudative form of tuberculous peritonitis by abdominal puncture, with evacuation of the fluid, followed by the injection of oxygen, is so much simpler than the usually advised laparotomy that it seems worth while to add another case to those already reported in which this method has been of value.

REPORT OF CASE  R. D., a man, aged 40, one of eight healthy children, with mother and father alive and well, gave no history of tuberculosis, nor had he ever been seriously ill before. From five to six weeks previous to the time he consulted me, he began to have fever up to 101 in the evening, and complained of slight headache and malaise. It was considered to be a mild grippal infection. The fever, however, persisted; the weight diminished, a mild, unproductive cough developed, and profuse night sweats set in. I first saw him, May 23,

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