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December 1940

FAMILIAL OCCURRENCE OF HYPERPLASTIC GASTRIC POLYPSREPORT OF TWO CASES; CLASSIFICATION OF BENIGN MUCOSAL TUMORS OF THE STOMACH

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO; DENVER
From the Department of Medicine, the University of Chicago.

Arch Surg. 1940;41(6):1483-1493. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1940.01210060180014
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to report the occurrence of unusual benign tumor growths of the stomach in 2 members of the same family. In these cases the tumors of 2 sisters were removed surgically. The lesions were found to be histologically similar polypoid growths.

REPORT OF CASES  A 49 year old woman was seen by Dr. James I. Baltz of Detroit on Sept. 9, 1939. The history was that of epigastric distress of ten years' duration. The distress was described as a burning sensation not related to meals and occasionally relieved by administration of alkalis or change of position. There had been no loss of weight. For the past year the patient had noticed some numbness and tingling of the hands. The mother of the patient had died at the age of 64 with carcinoma of the colon. An older sister of the patient had had a gastric

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