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December 18, 1948


Author Affiliations

Los Angeles

From the Department of Medicine, Wadsworth General Hospital, Veterans Administration Center, Los Angeles.

JAMA. 1948;138(16):1153-1155. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.62900160001008

Although diverticulosis involving a hollow viscus is not an uncommon medical observation, the existence of multiple diverticula of numerous viscera is infrequent. Review of the literature reveals no report of extensive diverticulosis involving several hollow organs.1 For this reason, it is felt that the following case report is of interest

REPORT OF A CASE  The patient, W. B. M., was a 52 year old white man who first entered the hospital Dec. 14, 1940, with a complaint of chronic bladder trouble for many years. For several years prior to his admission he had had recurrent pain and burning on urination and was able to void only small amounts of urine with great effort and straining. The patient denied ever having had gonorrhea. Cystoscopy performed four days after admission disclosed the wide orifice of a diverticulum, above and to the left of the trigone. The bladder neck was thickened, but