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March 1922

A HITHERTO UNDESCRIBED TUMOR OF THE BASE OF THE AORTA

Author Affiliations

ST. LOUIS

From the Departments of Internal Medicine and Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1922;29(3):339-356. doi:10.1001/archinte.1922.00110030064004
Abstract

Tumors of the heart are not commonly met with and their clinical diagnosis up to the present time has been difficult, if at all possible, to make. Tumors of the aorta are much less frequent than those of the heart. Newer clinical diagnostic methods are promising much, however, in the early recognition of these cases. The tumor of the aorta attached to the heart which we found in our case has no counterpart in the literature. It became of interest, therefore, to describe this case not only from its clinical but also its anatomical aspects.

REPORT OF CASE  N. R., a white male, married, aged 54, was admitted to Barnes Hospital on the service of Dr. George Dock for the first time, June 26, 1918. The chief complaint at that time was shortness of breath occurring in paroxysmal attacks off and on for over fifteen years.Family History.—This was unimportant

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