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April 1951

VILLOUS TUMOR OF THE STOMACH: Clinical Review and Report of Two Cases

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From the Roentgen Department (O. Sandström, M.D., head) and the Surgical Department (H. Wahren, M.D., head). Central Hospital.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;87(4):560-569. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810040085006

THE VILLOUS tumor or cauliflower-like papilloma of the stomach, of which there are 51 published cases at the time of this report, has not been consistently differentiated from the ordinary polyp, probably because histologically both are adenomas. Even the term papilloma, with reference to the stomach, has been used for both, and this has been confusing. As shown in the following article, a differentiation of the villous tumor is to be desired because of the different clinical appearance and a higher rate of malignant change as compared with ordinary polyps. As methodical identification was not found even in a special study on the villous growth,1 the case material in the literature had to be scrutinized. Only typical cases have been included in the present publication. Furthermore, two cases observed by me are reported, and, for the first time, a clinical review of this rare growth is given.

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