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August 1957

Soft-Tissue Sarcoma of the Shoulder, with Thirty-Six Years' Survival

AMA Arch Surg. 1957;75(2):263-266. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1957.01280140101018

Harrington,1 from the Mayo Clinic, gives a statistical report of 4563 cases of 15 to 40 years' survival following radical mastectomy for cancer of the breast. Thirty-five of these patients lived 35 to 40 years following radical mastectomy.

Morton and Morton2 report from the University of Rochester (New York) 17 cases of cancer originating in various organs in which incomplete surgery was done. The average length of survival was 12.2 years. Two of the patients survived 24 and 26 years, respectively.

Stout3 cites a case reported by Harper and Feder4 of survival 50 years after onset of symptoms of a rhabdomyosarcoma of the neck.

Gordon-Taylor5 reports a case of spindle-cell sarcoma of the infraspinatus muscle in which the patient survived 32 years.

Grey's6 patient survived 20 years after excision of a sarcoma of the vastus lateralis.

From the Brooklyn Cancer Institute we reported a

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