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February 8, 1902

PRIMARY SARCOMA OF THE ESOPHAGUS AND STOMACH.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(6):392-399. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480060030001i
Abstract

PRIMARY SARCOMA OF THE ESOPHAGUS.  The fact that there are only eleven cases recorded in the literature shows that this affection is rare. Most of the cases have been regarded as pathological curiosities and were reported by the following authors: Chapman, 1877; Targett, 1889; Stephan, 1890; Shaw. 1891; Rolleston, 1893; Albrecht, 1895; Ogle, 1896; Livingood, 1898; Gastpar, 1900, and Stark, 2 cases, 1900. Besides these, Perry and Shaw, in an article on malignant tumors of the stomach, allude to two cases of sarcoma of the esophagus without, however, giving either clinical or pathologic data.To the previously reported cases I am able to add another, that of a smooth muscle cell sarcoma of the lower end of the esophagus. The history is as follows: S. B., aged 51, was admitted to the Cleveland City Hospital service of Dr. Hoover, August, 1900, complaining of vomiting and difficulty in swallowing. He died

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