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J R Soc Med. 1995 November; 88(11): 661P–662P.
PMCID: PMC1295394

Inspecting the colon from inside and out to solve pyrexia of unknown origin.


A man with longstanding intermittent symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhoea and pyrexia of unknown origin was diagnosed with the novel technique of laparoscopic-assisted colonoscopy. At subsequent laparotomy, a longstanding perforation of sigmoid diverticular disease was resected, with resolution of his symptoms.

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