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December 15, 1900

SARCOMA OF VERMIFORM APPENDIX.-SARCOMA OF THE EXTERNAL URETHRAL ORIFICE.

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BRIDGETON, N. J.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(24):1556-1557. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620500042001j

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Abstract

I. H., male, aged 51 years, blacksmith, had for more than a year recurrent attacks of pain in the right iliac fossa, becoming more severe, so that five weeks before entering Bridgeton Hospital, for operation, he had been confined to the house for three weeks by an attack. The question of malignancy was considered, because his father had died of "cancer," and on tracing history of father's case, I find that the cecum was much thickened and softened, but no microscopic examination was made. I mention this because Hollender has recently stated that "cancer of intestine is apt to recur in families." Having opened the abdomen, by the usual incision, we found the appendix lying posterior of cecum, pointing upward and slightly outward, firmly adherent and bound down by results of previous inflammation. It was severed near the cecum, and peritoneum closed over stump by mattress sutures; the cecum did

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