It would almost seem that the enormous number of abdominal operations which are now done each year would have made us acquainted with not only the most common but also the most uncommon intra-abdominal lesions. That this is not entirely the case is shown by the cropping up, from time to time, of conditions which are not mentioned in the ordinary textbooks and are often but barely noted in the literature. At first sight some of these conditions seem so unusual and bizarre that we are apt to regard them as mere medical curiosities, and to think of them as conditions which may be left to the consideration of the diagnostic hair-splitter, but which have no great interest for the practical physician. The history of many of these apparent medical rarities shows, however, that, once pointed out, they become more and more common, and the publication of a single case
THE APPENDICES EPIPLOICÆ AS A CAUSE OF ABDOMINAL DISEASE. JAMA. 1906;XLVI(2):124–125. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510290044008
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