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June 1932

SACROCOCCYGEAL CHORDOMA

Author Affiliations

HALSTEAD, KAN.

Arch Surg. 1932;24(6):1061-1067. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1932.01160180171010
Abstract

In 1926, Stewart and Morin reported a case of sacrococcygeal chordoma and published a complete bibliography up to that date. They reviewed fifty-seven cases of all varieties previously reported. Since that time the number of cases of chordoma reported has reached something over eighty. In this paper I wish to add another proved case and to record the literature that has appeared since Stewart and Morin's article.

REPORT OF A CASE 

History.  —J. W., a man, aged 53, a farmer, entered the hospital on Nov. 23, 1930, complaining of an ache in the region of the coccyx. Eighteen months previously, after riding a tractor over rough ground, a soreness developed in the coccygeal region, and on examination he felt a small lump. He supposed it to be a swelling due to trauma.The lump persisted and slowly grew larger. It caused no symptoms at that time. Two months prior to

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