In the January 1937 issue of the Archives was given a detailed report1 of a patient with a mass which was considered to be a pericardial diverticulum. Further data are presented here:
The patient had been in good health and had been working as a night watchman. He was readmitted to the Lakeside Hospital in January 1937. Ten days previously there had been hematemesis of about 500 cc., and he had remained in bed at home for a week. Three days before admission to the hospital he had a head cold, and the night before entry fever, shortness of breath and pain in the chest were noted. When admitted to the hospital he had a temperature of 40 C. (104 F.). There were râles at the base of each lung. Cultures of the blood and sputum contained type II pneumococci. The patient died the next day.
Postmortem Examination (Dr.
CUSHING EH, MORITZ A. DIVERTICULUM OF THE PERICARDIUM: FURTHER DATA SHOWING PRESENCE OF EXTRATHORACIC ABSCESS. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;60(3):482–485. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00180030099010
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