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May 1942

POLYPOSIS OF THE VERMIFORM APPENDIX: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

BUFFALO
From the Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1942;44(5):912-917. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1942.01210230136009
Abstract

No other intra-abdominal organ receives such routine surgicopathologic examination as the vermiform appendix. One might wonder, then, whether there could exist any appendical lesions the discovery of which would elicit surprise. Yet, polyposis of the vermiform appendix is so rare that observation of a single example of this condition is taken as justification for the following report.

REPORT OF CASE  H. P., a 20 year old white handy man, was admitted to the Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital to the service of Dr. Norman J. Eick on Jan. 26, 1940, with the complaints of vomiting and abdominal pain. He was discharged February 17.The patient had been in good health until 1936. At that time he began to have attacks of vomiting. These occurred once or twice a week. Emesis usually followed half an hour after a meal. Along with vomiting, the patient suffered pain on the left side of the

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