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January 1951


Author Affiliations

From the Surgical Clinic II, Sahlgren's Hospital (Chief, A. Westerborn, M.D.).

AMA Arch Surg. 1951;62(1):112-117. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1951.01250030115012

CANCER of the cecum is not a common disease. Cattell,1 for instance, perused the records of 335 cases of cancer of the colon and found only 21 (6.3 per cent) in which the disease was localized in the cecum. Its symptomatology is essentially the same as that of cancer of other parts of the colon, except that intestinal obstruction and perforation with peritonitis are unusual symptoms (Hendelberg2).

PREVIOUS OBSERVATIONS  From the literature available, it seems as if cecal cancer expressing itself initially. by symptoms of an abscess in the region of the appendix is unusual. In a comprehensive review of cancer of the cecum and the right side of the colon treated at his clinic in Boston, Lahey3 did not touch on this problem; neither did Mayo and Lovelace4 in their study of 885 patients treated at the Mayo Clinic for cancer in this part of

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