Benign tumors of the small intestine are not common (tables 1 and 2). They are seldom recognized before operation or autopsy.
Since the first comprehensive review of benign tumors of the small intestine was published in 1899 by Hertaux,1 there have been few extensive contributions to the subject. In 1917, King2 compiled abstracts of 118 cases of benign tumor recorded in the literature and gave a complete report of 1 case of sessile submucous fibroma of the jejunum. Brown,3 in 1924, reported an instance of cavernous hemangioma of the jejunum and reviewed the literature on vascular tumors of the intestines. In 1932, Raiford4 published a thorough discussion of tumors of the small intestine. He found 33 benign tumors of the small intestine5 described in all available records at the Johns Hopkins Hospital; the material reviewed included 11,500 general autopsies and 45,000 general surgical specimens. The
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