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January 1931

A PRIMARY MALIGNANT TUMOR OF THE SOLAR PLEXUS

Author Affiliations

Kansas City, Mo.

From St. Luke's Hospital.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(1):162-167. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230010174014
Abstract

A case of rare primary tumor of the solar plexus, which presented an unusual clinical picture as well as a strange and striking morphology, is presented.

CASE REPORT 

History.  —Mrs. O., aged 60, a housewife, the mother of two healthy, grown children, entered the hospital complaining of pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen which had been present for about four months. She slept poorly and had a poor appetite; the bowels were irregular (diarrhea alternating with constipation), and she had lost about 20 pounds (9 Kg.). Curettage had been performed shortly after the first childbirth; bronchopneumonia had occurred twice and erysipelas once, and two years before, several papillomas had been removed from the feet. She had also had some form of arthritis for twenty years.

Physical Examination.  —The uterus was tender, and there was some tenderness in the abdomen to the right and above the umbilicus. Gastric

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