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September 1936


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, the New York Hospital and Cornell Medical College.

Arch Surg. 1936;33(3):467-478. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1936.01190030120006

Frequently a pathologic condition considered rare in one generation and carefully studied and reported at that time appears to be more common in the following generation. The first case of sarcoma of the stomach was reported by Bruch1 in 1847, and though subsequently many cases of this disease have been recorded in the literature, it is a relatively rare neoplasm which still eludes consideration from a diagnostic point of view, for in few of the reported cases was a diagnosis made before an operation or autopsy was performed. It is the object of this presentation to record a carefully studied case of sarcoma of the stomach in the hope that the correlation of the clinical data in this particular case with certain characteristic pathologic features of the disease may aid in its future clinical recognition.

The most comprehensive survey of the subject of sarcoma of the stomach which we