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March 12, 1910

CARCINOMA OF THE STOMACHTWO CASES DIAGNOSTICATED BY THE X-RAY

JAMA. 1910;LIV(11):873-874. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550370001001m

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Abstract

The comparative meagerness of the literature on the Roentgen diagnosis of carcinoma ventriculi prompts the report of the following cases:

Case 1.  —Mrs. E. F., aged 45, was admitted to the east surgical service of the Cincinnati Hospital because of pain in the upper abdomen and persistent vomiting. The onset of the symptoms dated back only three months, during which time she had lost much weight.

Examination.  —The essential physical findings were as follows: A somewhat tender rounded tumor mass about the size of a peach could be felt in the abdomen. Its position varied, at times being found in the upper left quadrant or epigastrium; at other times at or below the umbilicus. It was freely movable, transmitted an impulse from the aorta and descended with inspiration. The vomiting was very persistent and followed the ingestion of even the blandest of foods. Examination of the stomach contents

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