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June 1945


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Professor of Surgery, University of Ceylon COLOMBO, CEYLON

Arch Surg. 1945;50(6):307-308. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1945.01230030318008

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This case is reported on account of the unusual type of intussusception encountered and on account of the difficulty which was experienced in deducing the arrangement of the affected coils of bowel from the operative findings.

REPORT OF A CASE  A. G., a boy 4 years of age, was admitted to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children on Feb. 22, 1945 with the diagnosis of intestinal obstruction. The child had been admitted to the Matara Hospital for acute appendicitis on February 1, and the appendix had been removed on that day. At the time of operation, a large number of round worms had been palpated in the small bowel, and the child, who had been making an uneventful convalescence, had been given treatment for round worms two weeks after the operation. From this time he had suffered from bouts of acute abdominal pain, had been vomiting several times a day

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