The "chronic adhesive sclerosing peritonitis" of the Germans is a rare disease, and, so far as I can determine, has escaped recognition and description in most of our American text-books. One or two articles in the current medical journals of the last ten years describe conditions resembling true chronic adhesive sclerosing peritonitis, but the disease is nowhere accurately described as a distinct pathologic entity. This is all the more remarkable, as it appears to be well known in Germany, Virchow having alluded to it as long ago as 1853, and Riedel has recently considered the subject comprehensively. In the new edition of the "Handbuch der Practischen Chirurgie" by von Bergmann, von Bruns and von Mikulicz (Vol. 3, p. 85), a detailed description of the disease is to be found and the pathologic picture is so closely similar to the findings at the operation and necropsy in the case here reported
WETHERILL HG. CHRONIC ADHESIVE SCLEROSING PERITONITIS, OR PLASTIC PERITONEAL SCLEROSIS. JAMA. 1904;XLII(10):634–636. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490550001002
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