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January 20, 1923


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JAMA. 1923;80(3):171-173. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640300021007

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Malignant tumors of the suprarenal gland are comparatively rare, and an early diagnosis is more difficult than that of hypernephroma or other growths occurring in the kidneys. The prompt detection of this condition is, however, of paramount importance, for the patient's only hope of recovery lies in surgical intervention before adjacent structures have become involved or metastases have occurred. The case here reported is of unusual interest from etiologic and diagnostic standpoints. It afforded an opportunity for anatomic and histologic study, in addition to thorough clinical investigation. While correctly designated under the broader term a hypernephroma, it should be classified with the adenocarcinomas.

REPORT OF CASE  M. G., a youth, aged 17, a leather repairer, seen in consultation with Dr. Harold Brunn, entered the Mount Zion Hospital clinic complaining of pain in the left upper abdominal quadrant. Except for measles when a child, he had never been sick before. Two

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