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June 1918

LYMPHATIC DISEASE IN CHILDREN SIMULATING APPENDICITIS: WITH A REPORT OF SEVEN CASES

Author Affiliations

Instructor in Surgery, University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, MICH.
From the Department of Surgery, University Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1918;XV(6):421-426. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1918.04110240050005
Abstract

In the past few weeks there have come to operation several cases of suspected appendicitis in children, but the exploration disclosed very unexpected and strikingly similar features. These were rather unusual, and in studying the records of other children who have been operated on recently in the surgical clinic, I found seven cases with the same unusual findings. In this article I shall review briefly the records of these cases, pointing out the prominent features which seem to characterize this particular syndrome.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.  —L. S., aged 8, was first seen in the surgical clinic Nov. 24, 1916. He had been brought to the hospital because of attacks of abdominal pain. The family history and past personal history were wholly negative. The present illness began about a year before coming to the hospital. This trouble consisted of a series of attacks of pain in the abdomen, aggravated

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