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March 1957

Squamous-Cell Carcinoma of the Pylorus with Diffuse Metaplastic GastritisReport of a Case

Author Affiliations

Memphis
From the Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee, and the Department of Pathology, St. Joseph Hospital; Resident in Pathology, St. Joseph Hospital (Dr. Affolter).

AMA Arch Surg. 1957;74(3):322-326. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1957.01280090020004
Abstract

The occurrence of squamous-cell carcinoma of the pyloric end of the stomach in association with diffuse squamous-cell metaplasia of the glandular gastric mucosa is rare. The coincidence of these two lesions has, to our knowledge, never been described in the literature, and because of the rarity of such a condition this case is being reported.

Report of a Case  A 54-year-old Negro man was admitted to the hospital on June 7, 1955, with a history and physical findings not unlike that of carcinoma of the stomach. For "five to six" years the patient had complained of food dyscrasias, often being able to relieve the "indigestion" with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). Three to four months prior to admission, all foods began to be intolerable. Pain developed which was almost constant, and the patient began to lose weight constantly. He had lost from 30 to 40 lb. over the course of his

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