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September 1939

PRIMARY ISOLATED LYMPHOGRANULOMATOSIS (HODGKIN'S DISEASE) OF THE STOMACHREPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

MEMPHIS, TENN.
From the Department of Surgery, the College of Medicine, University of Tennessee.

Arch Surg. 1939;39(3):423-428. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1939.01200150102004
Abstract

Isolated gastric Hodgkin's disease is rare. Steindl,1 in 1924, reported the first case in the literature. Singer,2 in 1931, collected 6 cases from the literature, added 1 case of his own and made a complete résumé of the subject. It was he who emphasized that Hodgkin's disease isolated in the stomach is an operable lesion and that with removal of the diseased tissue the prognosis is good. This idea was at variance with the accepted therapy of Hodgkin's disease, for since the time of Billroth the condition had been placed in the category of medical diseases.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —N. S., a white woman aged 63, was admitted to the John Gaston Hospital on June 15, 1937, complaining of "indigestion" of six months' duration. The indigestion was characterized by epigastric fulness and burning pain which had no relation to food intake. Loss of weight and strength had

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