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The simultaneous occurrence of hiatus hernia, gall bladder alcalculi and diverticulosis of the colon.

We thank Dr. Padmaraj Hegde and Wa’el Shabo for information submitted.


C. J. B. Hueller:
•  Hiatus hernia diverticulosis coli and gallstone's. Saint's triad.
   South African Medical Journal, Cape Town, 1948, 22: 376.

E. D. Palmer:
•  Saint’s triad (hiatus hernia, gall stones and diverticulosis coli):
   the problem of properly directing surgical therapy.
   The American Journal of Digestive Diseases, New York, 1955, 22: 314-315.

C. F. Saint:
•  Saint's triad. The origin and story of its recognition.
   Review of Surgery, Philadelphia, January-February 1966, 23 (1): 1-4.

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