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December 30, 1905


Author Affiliations

Second Year Class, Harvard University Medical School. BOSTON, MASS.

From the Sears Laboratory of Pathology, Harvard University Medical School.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(27):2008-2009. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510270014002c

Though myoma of the esophagus probably is not very rare, comparatively few cases have found their way into medical literature. That it is not common is shown by the fact that in the large number of autopsies recorded during the past five years at the Boston City Hospital, the Long Island Hospital and the Harvard Medical School, but two cases of myoma of the esophagus occur. On this account, it seems advisable to publish reports of these two cases and briefly to review those previously reported.

Case 1.  —A. J., male, aged 60, was admitted to the Long Island Hospital Nov. 22, 1902, in a moribund condition. Physical examination showed extreme cyanosis, edema of lower extremities, weak irregular heart sounds, and dullness with diminished breath sounds over both backs. The patient failed to respond to treatment and died at 2:35 a. m. November 23.

Autopsy.  —November 26, by Dr. G.