THE SIMULATION OF ANEURYSM BY OTHER AORTIC AND CARDIAC DISEASES

1914 The Lancet  
246 'covering this cyst internally. But Dr. Downes thinks it much more likely that a swallowed pin passed ,into the appendix-an occurrence which would ,perhaps be more easy owing to the latter's foetal ' , type of origin from the caecum; that it then .caused inflammation of the appendix, with adhesion to the parietal peritoneum in the region of the umbilicus, and finally passed through into the abdominal wall, where it remained embedded, ,the resultant pus finding a route of egress by the
more » ... egress by the .umbilicus. In either case it is curious that so much inflammatory change in the appendix and fixation of the caecum should not have given rise to abdominal pain or intestinal disturbance.
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