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January 1942


Author Affiliations

From the Grant Hospital, the Department of Pathology, the University of Illinois College of Medicine and the Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School.

Arch Surg. 1942;44(1):157-163. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1942.01210190160017

Lymphosarcoma of the rectum is rarely recognized as such before histologic study of the tissue has been made. In 1929, Rankin and Chumley1 reported a series of 18 cases of lymphosarcoma of the colon and the rectum. The location of the tumors was as follows: Thirteen were in the cecum; one was in the descending colon; one was in the sigmoid; and three were in the rectum. In 1933, Smith2 found 17 recorded instances of lymphosarcoma of the rectum and the sigmoid and added the cases of 6 patients who had been treated at the Mayo Clinic since 1926. Raiford3 reviewed a series of 45 cases of lymphoid tumor of the gastrointestinal tract from the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The distribution was as follows: In 13 the tumor was in the stomach; in 1, in the duodenum; in 19, in the ileum; in 11, in the colon, and

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