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ISOLATED LYMPHOID HYPERPLASIA IN THE CECUM AND APPENDIX OF CHILDREN

A. P. STOUT, M.D.
Am J Dis Child. 1927;34(5):797-806. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130230081010.
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During the past few years, a lesion has come to my notice which affects portions of the gastro-intestinal tract in children and which has apparently been neglected by medical authors to such an extent that it is not at all well known. This lesion is an isolated or localized hyperplasia of lymphoid tissue in the cecum and appendix without a condition of status lymphaticus, or, so far as one can tell without necropsy, of hyperplasia of the lymphoid tissue of other parts of the intestinal tract. The condition has clinical significance, because in two of the three cases I will report, the tumor-like growth of lymphoid tissue initiated processes that required immediate surgical intervention. In one instance a tumor-like mass in the ileocecal valve caused an intussusception; in the other, the appendix was obstructed where it joined the cecum, and the dilated distal portion was acutely inflamed and filled with

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