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INTESTINAL TUBERCULOSIS CAUSING OBSTRUCTION

J. R. B. BRANCH, M.D.
Arch Surg. 1928;17(3):440-458. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1928.01140090087005.
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From April, 1927 to April, 1928 eight patients with hyperplastic intestinal tuberculosis with obstruction of varying degrees were operated on in the surgical service of the Peking Union Medical College Hospital. The cases, some of which have been reported in a short article previously published, form the basis of this report.1

Intestinal tuberculosis associated with pulmonary tuberculosis has long been recognized. The importance of early diagnosis and treatment in this condition has been recently stressed in a monograph by Brown and Sampson.2 In 1925, Larimore and Fisher3 reported a series of cases of ulcerative processes in the cecum in which the patients were operated on with encouraging though not brilliant results. In an article on tumors of the secum Erdmann and Clark,4 in 1927, reported seven cases of tuberculosis of the cecum and terminal ileum with symptoms of intestinal obstruction. In this series, the pulmonary observations

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