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August 1920

GASTRIC POLYPOSIS (PAPILLOMATOSIS)REPORT OF A CASE WITH OPERATION AND PRESUMABLE CURE

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1920;26(2):221-231. doi:10.1001/archinte.1920.00100020090005
Abstract

Confirmed cases of gastric polyposis are comparatively unusual, although reports of isolated cases of the disease have appeared from time to time in the literature for many years. Balfour1 pointed out that in approximately 69,000 abdominal sections in the Mayo Clinic, 8,000 of which were for gastric lesions, his case was the first one of gastric polyposis that had been encountered. I cannot believe that this represents the true incidence of the disease, and in studying histories of gastric cases, it seems entirely plausible that some of the vague and obscure conditions of the stomach, masquerading under such diagnoses as chronic gastritis, gastric neuroses, etc., might, on further investigation, prove to be benign tumor conditions of the gastric wall. Ebstein2 found fourteen cases of stomach polyps in 600 necropsies, and was able to collect reports of eight others from the earlier literature. Novak3 recently recalled that it is from the

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