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March 12, 1938

Le cancer ulcériforme de l'estomac (étude clinico-radiologique)

JAMA. 1938;110(11):836. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790110062025

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This small volume represents a thesis in monograph form, embracing a clinical and radiologic study of an important and controversial topic. The investigation was carried out under the encouragement and guidance of Professor Gosset, chairman of the thesis committee, and by Drs. Gutmann, Ledoux-Lebard, Garcia-Calderon and other members of the Faculté de médecine de Paris. The term "cancer ulcériforme" is applied to that type of primary gastric cancer which has the anatomic, radiologic and symptomatic characteristics in whole or large part of chronic benign gastric ulcer. The author properly distinguishes clinically between cancer ulcériforme, ulcère transforme and cancer ulcère.

The author is in almost entire agreement with the point of view of many other investigators who maintain that gastric cancer in its circumscribed, ulcerating, non-neoplastic form may masquerade readily as benign ulcer and that differentiation may be impossible short of performing histologic examination of the resected specimen. The danger of

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