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Article
November 1957

Small-Bowel TumorsClinical Review of Thirty-Four Cases

Author Affiliations

Miami, Fla.
From the John Gaston Hospital, and the Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, Tenn.

AMA Arch Surg. 1957;75(5):847-853. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1957.01280170157052
Abstract

Reports in the literature of small-bowel tumors have been increasing during recent years. The overwhelming number of esophageal, stomach, and large-bowel tumors by comparison has made neoplasms in the small intestine seem quite insignificant. As a result, information on the subject has been much slower in reaching the literature. Heurtaux apparently published one of the first articles, in 1900,6 but it was not until Raiford's8 report in 1932 that much interest was stimulated about tumors in this region. Raiford reported 88 of these tumors among 11,500 autopsies and 45,000 surgical specimens. Christofferson and Jacobs3 found carcinoma of the small bowel in 58 of 90,892 autopsies. In the 11-year period from 1941 to 1951 there were 11 tumors in 65,638 surgical admissions at the Kings County Hospital.9 At the Mayo Clinic a total of 149 small-bowel tumors over a 32-year period were reported.10 Less than two

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