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October 25, 1902

A NEW CASE OF SYPHILITIC TUMOR OF THE STOMACH.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(17):1051. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480430033002
Abstract

The literature on syphilis of the stomach can be found in a paper1 on the subject I wrote a few years ago. I divided syphilis of the stomach into three distinct groups: 1, gastric ulcer of syphilitic origin; 2, syphilitic tumor of the stomach; 3, syphilitic stenosis of the pylorus. The second group, "Syphilitic tumor of the stomach," appears to be the most interesting one. For, on one hand the resemblance to cancer of the stomach is great, on the other hand the diagnosis, while at first merely probable, can soon be made positive by the result of treatment and the gradual disappearance of the growth.

As cases of syphilitic tumors of the stomach are quite rare I take pleasure in reporting the following new observation:

Max F., 42 years old, has been complaining for the last seven years of digestive disturbances. He frequently suffers from gastric pains. His

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