[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
April 29, 1933


Author Affiliations

San Antonio, Texas

JAMA. 1933;100(17):1330. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.27420170003009b

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


Our purpose in this paper is to report a case of mesenteric cyst, which, judging from the current literature, is a relatively infrequent condition and, from the textbooks, nonexistent; also to advance a possible explanation for the condition in a case in which the usual pathologic changes did not exist.

J. T., a boy, aged 3 years, seen, Aug. 29, 1932, had always been in good health until three months before he came to us. His family and birth histories were negative. He weighed 8½ pounds (3,855 Gm.) at birth; he walked at 9 months; he was breast fed for three months and then fed whole cow's milk formula. His parents had noticed a left sided hernia since he was 1 month old. He had had none of the contagious diseases of childhood. His parents stated that the hernia had been small and reducible until three months before we saw

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview