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May 1936


Author Affiliations

From the Pediatric and Pathology Departments of Mercy Hospital, and the Loyola University School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;51(5):1126-1137. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.01970170122011

From the pathologic point of view it is known that cysts and diverticula occurring in the intestinal tract, including those of the true enterogenous type, frequently cause obstructive and other phenomena. Clinically it is hard to determine the presence of such an abnormality during life, even with the help of roentgen investigation. The following recently observed case will serve as an example, with rather peculiar accompaniments, of enterogenous abnormalities found in an infant at necropsy.

REPORT OF A CASE  Personal History.—The patient was a 4½ month old boy. The weight at birth was 8 pounds (3,629 Gm.). He was the third child of his mother. There had been two miscarriages. An apparently significant fact was that the child's grandmother had given birth to thirteen children, ten of whom had died at less than 6 months of age, from "intestinal trouble."Clinical History.—The baby was admitted to Mercy Hospital

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