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Case Reports
November 1946

PREPYLORIC POLYPUS IN STOMACH OF CHILD DIAGNOSED HISTOLOGICALLY AS ABERRANT PANCREATIC TISSUE: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Am J Dis Child. 1946;72(5):545-551. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1946.02020340046006
Abstract

A BENIGN single polypus is rarely found in the stomach of a child. In the case to be reported the polypus was in a position where it could prolapse through the pylorus into the duodenum and cause obstructive symptoms. In addition, on microscopic examination it was found that this polypus contained aberrant pancreatic tissue.

REPORT OF CASE  In November 1945 a 6 year old white boy was brought to the Mayo Clinic. He had had intermittent umbilical pain for three years and intermittent spells of nausea and vomiting during most of his life.During the first three months of life this child had symptoms of vomiting after each feeding until atropine was administered, relieving the spasm. At the age of 6 months roentgenologic examination showed a retarded gastric emptying time. From this time, 1940 to 1943, the child experienced only intermittent spells of mild colicky pain around the umbilicus, usually

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