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October 1935

FIBROSARCOMA OF THE RIGHT FOREARM WITH EXTENSIVE GROWTH INTO THE CEPHALIC VEIN

Author Affiliations

Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Rush Medical College, the University of Chicago; Attending Surgeon, Cook County Hospital CHICAGO

Arch Surg. 1935;31(4):531-541. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1935.01180160027003
Abstract

The following case is reported on account of the rarity of sarcoma, especially fibrosarcoma, in the veins occurring as an extension of sarcoma in their vicinity and not as true metastasis.

REPORT OF A CASE 

History.  —A. S., a man aged 42 years, married, with four living children, was apparently in good physical condition except for a tumorous lesion extending from the right wrist to the forearm (fig. 1). This lesion was first observed about eight years before examination, and started as a small lump near the palmar surface of the wrist; there were no symptoms of pain or any inflammation. The swelling gradually and slowly increased until about one and one-half years before examination, when it was observed to be spreading up the forearm; it finally extended from the wrist to the biceps. On examination it was seen that on the flexor surface and radial side of the right

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