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LYMPHOSARCOMA OF THE CECUM CAUSING INTUSSUSCEPTION IN A NINE-YEAR-OLD BOY

LYMPHOSARCOMA OF THE CECUM CAUSING INTUSSUSCEPTION IN A NINE-YEAR-OLD BOY INTUSSUSCEPTION is generally considered to be a condition of infancy and early childhood and is usually of the idiopathic type. Intussusception in older children and adults is less common and a causative factor such as a tumor, Meckel's diverticulum, or a foreign body can usually be determined. Few cases of lymphosarcoma of the cecum causing intussusception have been reported. We would like to add another case to the literature. This case was interesting from the standpoint of diagnosis and treatment. It is not being presented as a "cure," although no malignant disease could be demonstrated at reoperation. We feel that the second-look procedure was indicated in this case, and should be employed more frequently in certain selected cases. REPORT OF CASES The patient was a white boy, aged 9 years, who was admitted to the medical service of Milwaukee Children's Hospital on Jan. 3, 1952. He complained of abdominal pain http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

LYMPHOSARCOMA OF THE CECUM CAUSING INTUSSUSCEPTION IN A NINE-YEAR-OLD BOY

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1953 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070566004
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Abstract

INTUSSUSCEPTION is generally considered to be a condition of infancy and early childhood and is usually of the idiopathic type. Intussusception in older children and adults is less common and a causative factor such as a tumor, Meckel's diverticulum, or a foreign body can usually be determined. Few cases of lymphosarcoma of the cecum causing intussusception have been reported. We would like to add another case to the literature. This case was interesting from the standpoint of diagnosis and treatment. It is not being presented as a "cure," although no malignant disease could be demonstrated at reoperation. We feel that the second-look procedure was indicated in this case, and should be employed more frequently in certain selected cases. REPORT OF CASES The patient was a white boy, aged 9 years, who was admitted to the medical service of Milwaukee Children's Hospital on Jan. 3, 1952. He complained of abdominal pain

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1953

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