THOMAS E. MACHELLA, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HARVEY J. DWORKEN, M.D.; FRUCTUOSO J. BIEL, M.D.
During the past several years we have seen a number of patients because of chest pain and other manifestations which led their physicians to suspect or even to diagnose coronary artery disease. The symptoms were due to a non-coronary cause, namely, the "splenic flexure syndrome." A few of the patients had been living the lives of cardiac invalids, retired from useful occupations and with activities markedly restricted. A number of them were sent by their physicians to the Cardiac Section, where no cardiac lesion was found. They were then referred to us for evaluation from a gastrointestinal standpoint. Fluoroscopic examination
MACHELLA TE, DWORKEN HJ, BIEL FJ. OBSERVATIONS ON THE SPLENIC FLEXURE SYNDROME(OBSERVATIONS ON THE SPLENIC FLEXURE SYNDROME*). Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:543–552. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-3-543
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