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John A. Nunn, M.D.; John D. Gleckler, M.D.
JAMA. 1933;100(17):1330. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.27420170003009b.
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Our purpose in this paper is to report a case of mesenteric cyst, which, judging from the current literature, is a relatively infrequent condition and, from the textbooks, nonexistent; also to advance a possible explanation for the condition in a case in which the usual pathologic changes did not exist.

J. T., a boy, aged 3 years, seen, Aug. 29, 1932, had always been in good health until three months before he came to us. His family and birth histories were negative. He weighed 8½ pounds (3,855 Gm.) at birth; he walked at 9 months; he was breast fed for three months and then fed whole cow's milk formula. His parents had noticed a left sided hernia since he was 1 month old. He had had none of the contagious diseases of childhood. His parents stated that the hernia had been small and reducible until three months before we saw


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