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May 1921

DIVERTICULUM OF THE FIRST PORTION OF THE DUODENUM

Arch Surg. 1921;2(3):542-546. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1921.01110060139008
Abstract

The literature on diverticula of the duodenum has been so fully considered by Cole and Roberts1 and by Case,2 that I shall, without further comment, add this case to the list of those already reported.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—W. B., aged 40, married, was referred by Dr. William H. Weir of Cleveland, March 30, 1917, complaining of some discomfort in the right lower abdominal quadrant with associated nervousness and severe headaches. She had one child, 6 years old. In 1913, dilation, curettage and trachelorrhaphy were performed. A slight decensus of the uterus being present, a Smith-Hodge pessary was inserted.Physical Examination.—The patient's general physical condition was good. There was some tenderness elicited on deep palpation over McBurney's point. There was slight decensus of the uterus. Examination of the eyes was negative. The urine was normal.Treatment and Course.—Tonic treatment was prescribed and the patient soon showed marked improvement.On May

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