W. T. MCCOLLUM, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Ficarra1 reviewed the literature on mesenteric vascular occlusion in 1944 and compiled about 554 cases; in addition, he reported 15 cases. In these and subsequent reports, there was no mention that a segment of colon had been passed per rectum. Two such cases constitute the basis of this report.
The segments consisted of a discontinuous tube composed of the major layers of the descending and sigmoid colon. Both patients passed formed stools per rectum after the catastrophe. In one, at the time of necropsy, a "new false colon" was found. This new channel was formed by remnants of the colon,
MCCOLLUM WT. MESENTERIC THROMBOSIS*. Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:579–587. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-37-3-579
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(3):579-587.
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