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December 1952

COEXISTING PEPTIC ULCER AND RETICULUM CELL SARCOMA OF THE STOMACH

Author Affiliations

MONTREAL, CANADA
From the Department of Pathology, St. Mary's Hospital.

AMA Arch Surg. 1952;65(6):941-946. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1952.01260020935023
Abstract

A CASE is presented in which gastric resection revealed the coexistence of chronic peptic ulcer and reticulum cell sarcoma of the stomach.

Reticulum cell sarcoma of the stomach is a relatively rare lesion. In 1,220 cases in which malignant gastric neoplasm was seen at the Cleveland Clinic, Spencer, Collins, and Renshaw1 found only 4 cases of reticulum cell sarcoma, an incidence of 0.3%. In 18,668 autopsies made at the Boston City Hospital, 28 cases of reticulum cell sarcoma were found, of which 4 were primary in the stomach.2

The occurrence of sarcoma in association with chronic peptic ulcer is of interest in view of the fact that some authors have suggested a relationship between the two lesions.

REPORT OF A CASE  A 73-year-old white woman was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital, Oct. 9, 1951, with a three-month history of continuous epigastric pain associated with vomiting. Her past history

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