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October 5, 1970

Spontaneous Colonic Perforation: A Complication in a Hemodialysis Patient

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Nephrology and the divisions of medicine and surgery, Mt. Sinai Hospital of Cleveland.

JAMA. 1970;214(1):145. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03180010085024

A patient undergoing chronic hemodialysis had perforation of the colon. Constipation aggravated by antacids was a presumable cause. Attention to a simple complaint may prevent a disaster.