This monograph on fixation of the terminal ileum and ileus associated with fixation of the terminal ileum is based on an exhaustive study of the literature, personal studies of anatomic material, and a study of clinical records of surgical cases. The first 199 pages are devoted to fixation of the terminal ileum. The author's own anatomic studies are based on necropsies of forty-seven old fetuses and new-born children and fifty-eight adults. The last hundred pages of this section comprise a presentation of his personal studies of clinical cases.
The second half of the volume deals with ileus associated with fixation of the terminal ileum. This section begins with a review of the literature, including a critical analysis of the statistics, and then presents, in detail, studies of postmortem material and the clinical observations in 217 cases. The volume ends with 322 protocols. The first forty-seven are of newborn postmortem material