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January 31, 1977


Author Affiliations

Winter Park Memorial Hospital Winter Park, Fla

JAMA. 1977;237(5):448. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270320026009

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Dr Shaw's interpretation of our statement is correct. We were "... simply suggesting that in the occasional case where an intussusception is irreducible and resection must be carried out, the pathologist carefully seek a possible lead point, such as a nodule of aberrant pancreas."

Perhaps our statement should have been "sections should be taken of all leading edges of resected intussusceptions." Even so, since we did not mention taking any biopsy, it is my opinion that the chances of misinterpretation are remote.