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January 1946


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President; Secretary Minneapolis, Sept. 15, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(1):75-78. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510300078018

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Reticulum Cell Sarcoma. Presented by Dr. Carl W. Laymon, Minneapolis.

A. C., a white woman aged 59, was admitted to the University of Minnesota Hospitals on Aug. 19, 1944, complaining of tumors of the breasts, chest, neck and back beginning in December 1943 and increasing in size and number of lesions since then. Mild itching was the only unpleasant symptom. The patient had lost 20 pounds (9.1 Kg.) and on admission weighed 209 pounds (94.8 Kg.)

Biopsy of bone marrow showed a moderate increase in plasma cells, but the marrow was otherwise normal. In the peripheral blood an occasional undifferentiated reticulum cell was present. These cells constituted less that of a leukemic process at the time of examination. the presence of a lymphoblastoma, the pattern was not that of a leukemic process at the time of examination. The sedimentation rate was 97 mm. in sixty minutes. Serologic tests for syphilis

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