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Article
April 1937

CHLOROMA: REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE FROM 1926 TO 1936 AND REPORT OF THREE CASES

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;59(4):691-704. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00170200133011
Abstract

A chloroma is any tumor which has a green color in the fresh state. Lehndorff in 1910 tabulated the data for the seventy-three cases of chloroma which had been reported up to that time. In 1926 Brannan summarized seventy-four reports of cases which appeared from 1910 to 1926, of which fifty-six were definitely cases of chloroma, the others being dubious examples. This present report brings the literature of chloroma up to date. The "Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus" lists sixty-six references to papers, purporting to describe about eighty cases. Thirteen of these articles were not available for study, and twelve of the indexed papers did not concern chloroma. Of the fifty-eight cases summarized in table 1 (including three reported here for the first time), forty-six were unquestionable, while in ten cases there was a complete clinical syndrome of cranio-orbital tumor with leukemia, but no autopsy or biopsy was made in which

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