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July 1924


Author Affiliations


From the Department of Physiology, Columbia University.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1924;34(1):27-31. doi:10.1001/archinte.1924.00120010030002

That primary sarcoma of the stomach is rare has been recognized by our pathologists. Several writers have collected reports of these tumors. In 1900, Fenwick1 collected sixty cases in the literature and concluded that fifty-three were authentic. Flebbe,2 in 1914, collected 157 cases. Haggard3 collected 244 cases in 1920.

The rarity of these tumors is readily seen from this list: One sarcoma of stomach in 840 specimens (Berlin Pathological Institute), six in 13,387 necropsies (Hirsch), and eight in 2,069 malignancies of stomach (Mayo clinic during five years).

Ewing4 has stated that sarcoma of the stomach constitutes 1 per cent. of gastric tumors.

The following case came under my observation while in charge of the first medical division pathological department of Columbia University at Bellevue Hospital.

REPORT OF CASE  G. D., a man, aged 77, Roumanian, single, was admitted to hospital Jan. 12, 1923, with a history of weakness for the