J. B. CAREY, M.D., F.A.C.P.; R. S. YLVISAKER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
English medical literature contains no gastroscopic description of syphilis of the stomach of the linitis plastica or leather bottle type. Schindler's1 English text mentions cases seen with Moutier and referred to in the latter's French text, and in addition describes two syphilitic stomachs of contracted hour-glass type, both of which had been treated (one operated upon) and which showed only healed scars at time of gastroscopy. Renshaw,2 in discussing the differential diagnosis of tumors of the stomach, refers to syphilis of the stomach as having "no constant characteristics." "There have been tumors with and without ulcers. The positive blood serum
CAREY JB, YLVISAKER RS. GASTROSCOPIC OBSERVATIONS OF SYPHILIS OF THE STOMACH1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:544–550. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-4-544
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(4):544-550.
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