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February 1952


Author Affiliations

From the departments of surgery and pathology, Jewish Hospital.

AMA Arch Surg. 1952;64(2):185-191. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1952.01260010197008

THE SIMULTANEOUS development of a lymphosarcoma and a carcinoma in the stomach is exceedingly uncommon. Moreover, the supervention of a malignant lesion on a chronic peptic ulcer is of added interest. A search of the literature reveals the infrequency with which these lesions have been observed, diagnosed, and reported. Because of this rarity it seemed worth while to report a patient from the Jewish Hospital who at operation was found to have two lesions in the stomach, one a lymphosarcoma and the other a peptic ulcer undergoing malignant degeneration.

REPORT OF A CASE  I. F., a white man aged 64 years, was admitted to the Jewish Hospital with the complaint that for one year he had had attacks of left upper abdominal pains which also radiated to the back. The pain was not related to the taking of food. Bowel movements were regular until a year prior to his admission,