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October 14, 1911

THROMBOSIS OF THE MESENTERY CAUSING GANGRENE OF THE ILEUM

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BAR HARBOR, ME.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(16):1286. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100112018

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Abstract

I report the following case for two reasons; first, because thrombosis of the mesentery is rarely seen and never diagnosed except at operation or post mortem; and second, because this patient made an uninterrupted recovery from this surgical affection which is usually attended by a very high mortality.

History.  —W. T. H., a white man, married, aged 60, was a merchant. Family and personal history were negative. Forthe past twenty-five years lie had suffered occasionally from so-called "bilious attacks," in which lie would be taken suddenly with nausea, vomiting and epigastric pain after some indiscretion in diet. Attacks would last from a few hours to two or three days, after which time the patient would feel perfectly well again; was never jaundiced. Two and onehalf years ago he suffered from bronchopneumonia but made a good recovery. Since convalescing from pneumonia he has enjoyed good health until present illness. Two weeks

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