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April 1949


Author Affiliations

From the departments of laboratories and surgery, Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn.

Arch Surg. 1949;58(4):529-538. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1949.01240030537012

THE MATERIAL for this analysis was obtained from the records of the Jewish Hospital during the past twenty years and includes 20 cases of benign tumors of connective tissue and smooth muscle origin. It is of interest to note that during the same period there were observed at the hospital 11 cases of benign epithelial growths of the stomach and 9 cases of malignant nonepithelial tumors. The evidence in our material points to the fact that the benign nonepithelial growths of the stomach are twice as common as the benign epithelial growths and approximately two and a half times as common as the malignant connective tissue neoplasms. Some of the patients gave a history of gastric disturbances which may well have been due to the presence of the tumor, but none of these manifestations could be considered pathognomonic. Abdominal pain of variable character was the most common complaint. A palpable

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