SAMUEL A. SHELBURNE
Rare is the opportunity to see a case of primary tumor of the heart, so the relatively little written on this subject is not surprising. Because of this rarity, the diagnosis is seldom considered before death. Gottel1 (1919) has given Pavlowsky credit for making the clinical diagnosis of a primary tumor of the heart. The only other instances of heart tumor that have been suspected before autopsy were in patients with known primary tumors elsewhere in the body, who developed unexpected signs of heart disease, such as heart block, or cardiac decompensation (Fishberg,3 Willius and Amberg,5 Rosler4). Yater2 has written
SHELBURNE SA. PRIMARY TUMORS OF THE HEART: With Special Reference to Certain Features Which Led to a Logical and Correct Diagnosis before Death1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:340–349. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-3-340
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(3):340-349.
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