HARRY FREUND, M.D.
Abdominal pain, when acute, is a symptom which frequently presents a baffling diagnostic problem. If the pain is chronic, this problem often becomes even more perplexing. In a series of six patients coming under my observation, each presenting abdominal pain as his major complaint, the usual causes for such pain were not apparently operative in any case. However, a thorough physical examination showed each to have an inflammatory process residing in the prostate. This finding was confirmed by the presence of definite pus in the expressed secretions of the gland, and, in each instance, no other objective findings were noted
FREUND H. PROSTATITIS—A CAUSE OF ACUTE OR RECURRENT ABDOMINAL PAIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;17:41–44. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-1-41
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(1):41-44.
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