P. G. BOMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Primary carcinoma of the small bowel challenges our attention, not only because of its rarity, but more particularly because of the fact that an early diagnosis is exceedingly difficult and the results from treatment have to date been very discouraging. Most of the reports on this condition appearing in the literature indicate that very few diagnoses have been made before metastasis and obstructive symptoms have appeared, making the prognosis very unfavorable.
The reported incidence varies according to whether necropsy material, operative reports, or a combination of the two have been studied. It appears that carcinoma of the small
BOMAN PG. PRIMARY CARCINOMA OF THE JEJUNUM AND THE ILEUM1. Ann Intern Med. ;20:779–788. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-5-779
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