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December 13, 1902

APPENDICITIS.A BRIEF REPORT OF THE AUTHOR'S NINE FATAL CASES, WITH COMMENTS.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(24):1505-1508. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480500011002a
Abstract

THE CASES BRIEFLY NARRATED. 

Case 1.  —Mr. L. July, 1891. Age over 60. Perforated appendix; incomplete adhesions; slowly progressive, general peritonitis; general sepsis; typhoid condition at time of operation.

Operation.  —Tenth day. Lateral incision; appendicectomy; general peritoneal irrigation; iodoform gauze, packing and drainage.Peritonitis and sepsis progressed and patient died a few days after the operation.

Case 2.  —V. L. October, 1895. Age over 60. Fulminating gangrenous appendicitis; no adhesions; general acute peritonitis and peritoneal sepsis.

Operation.  —At thirty-sixth hour. Free incision; appendicectomy; irrigation; iodoform gauze packing and drainage.Continued sepsis. Death thirty-six hours after operation.

Case 3.  —W. S. Age 6 years. Fulminating type, gangrenous appendicitis, with perforation; very large concretion; no adhesions; acute general peritonitis; peritoneal sepsis.

Operation.  —At twenty-fourth hour. Free incision; appendicectomy; irrigation; gauze packing and drainage.Death within thirty hours.

Case 4.  —Mr. C. August, 1898. Age 20 years. Fulminating type of acute gangrenous appendicitis

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