The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 2, Issue 7, pp 442–447 | Cite as

Typical and atypical terminal ileitis

  • A. Galambos
  • W. Mittelmann
The Clinic


Two cases of terminal ileitis are reported, a typical and an atypical one. In both cases pre-operative diagnosis was made.

In the atypical case a 36 hour delay was demonstrated in the terminal ileum, due to the complicating effect of adhesions around the ileocecal juncture.

Both cases recovered after a successful resection of the diseased area.

Failure to recognize the ailment early, is partly due to a faulty or unsatisfactory “routine” X-ray technic.

Early diagnosis is urged because a correct diagnosis followed by appropriate surgery offers an unusually good prognosis, with a permanent cure, while a failure to diagnose the case means chronic marasmus, with perhaps a fatal outcome.


Terminal Ileum Fistulous Tract Actinomycosis Ileocecal Juncture Terminal Ileitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Galambos
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. Mittelmann
    • 1
  1. 1.New York City
  2. 2.Royal Hungarian University of SciencesBudapest

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