0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

GAS CYSTS OF THE INTESTINES

JAMA. 1926;87(16):1305-1306. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680160053018.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Many times at operation or necropsy, cysts containing gas under pressure have been found unexpectedly in the intestinal walls, in the mesentery or elsewhere about the peritoneal cavity. They are thin walled, single or in clusters, of different sizes, and sometimes contain blood or lymph. Similar cysts have also been observed in the vaginal wall during pregnancy. The more or less complete endothelial lining varies from a nearly normal to a greatly thickened plasmodial layer on a loose, fibrous, proliferative connective tissue, rather vascular and containing plasma cells, round cells, polymorphonuclear leukocytes and often mast cells and eosinophils. The physiologic relations are unknown.

Discovered by chance at laparotomy to relieve certain gastro-intestinal symptoms, the cysts have sometimes been resected and the patient apparently cured thereby, while in other cases, although left untouched, they have been found at a later laparotomy or at necropsy to have disappeared. Cysts which seemingly are

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();