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April 1951

NEUROFIBROMA OF THE STOMACH AND ASSOCIATED GASTRIC ULCERReport of a Case

Author Affiliations

DES MOINES, IOWA
Dr. Palumbo is chief of the Surgical Service, Veterans Administration Hospital.

AMA Arch Surg. 1951;62(4):574-579. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1951.01250030582016
Abstract

NEUROFIBROMA of the stomach is a relatively rare benign tumor. This fact alone seems to warrant a presentation of this subject, with a report of a case in which there was also an associated benign gastric ulcer below the stalk of the tumor.

The tumor was described for the first time by Askanazy.1 A survey of the literature revealed an incidence of neurofibroma of less than 5 per cent among all benign tumors of the stomach reported. Minnes and Geschickter2 in 1936 collected 931 reported cases of benign tumors, of which 102 were classified as neurofibromas. Paul and Chapman,3 in 1,500 consecutive gastroscopic examinations, found only one neurofibroma, whereas Judd and Hoerner4 found a neurofibroma in 50 cases of benign gastric tumors. At the Lahey Clinic during a five year period ending 19435 only one case of neurofibroma was found among 464 patients operated on

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