Terminal ileitis: Conservative surgical treatment

  • Isidor Kross


Three cases of terminal ileitis are reported. In one of these the appendix was removed but the diseased bowel was left undisturbed. In a second, the treatment consisted of an enterostomy and in the third the treatment instituted was a side tracking ileo colostomy. These cases have been followed up for periods of five and a half, four and three-quarters and one and a quarter years respectively and in none of these has there been either a recurrence or a recrudesce ace of the inflammation. While it is true that three cases do not constitute enough from which to draw any general conclusions, I feel that many others must have had similar experiences and that only by an accumulation of the experiences of many surgeons, will the profession acquire the mass of clinical knowledge and experience upon which to formulate proper methods of treatment for this disease.


Appendicitis Lower Quadrant Paralytic Ileus Proper Method Mount Sinai Hospital 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isidor Kross
    • 1
  1. 1.City HospitalNew york

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