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November 29, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XV(22):797-798. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410480025007

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Removal of the Pancreas for Cancer.  — The Press and Circular states that a case of removal of the pancreas for cancer has been reported by Rugge, in an Italian medical journal, name not given. The case was that of a woman, aged 50, who came under treatment for gastric symptoms, loss of appetite, constipation, and pain radiating from the epigastrium in all directions. On examination, there was found a tumor between the umbilicus and hypochondrium, hard, resistant and somewhat movable. The diagnosis was arrived at of a retro-peritoneal sarcoma. Laparotomy was performed and the removal of the tumor undertaken, a procedure that was by no means easy, owing to the numerous adhesions which had formed. The growth was found to be the pancreas, the seat of primary carcinoma. The patient made a rapid recovery.

Officers Elected.  —At the annual meeting of the Washington Obstetrical and Gynecological Society the

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