HOWARD R. HARTMAN, M.D.; THOMAS WILLIAM BROCKBANK, M.D.
It is commonly known that anemia may accompany carcinoma in any region of the body, particularly if the malignancy is advanced or if the vital abdominal organs are involved. In malignancy of the gastro-intestinal tract, anemia is probably most severe if carcinoma involves the stomach (1), but the changes in the blood in similar lesions in the proximal colon (1, 3) call for further investigation. That anemia, in the presence of carcinoma of the stomach, bears some relationship to the operability of the lesion is often implied by the internist as well as the surgeon. We have been unable to
HARTMAN HR, BROCKBANK TW. The Relationship of Operability and Hemoglobin Percentage in Carcinoma of the Stomach1. Ann Intern Med. ;2:503–508. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-6-503
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(6):503-508.
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