STEVEN O. SCHWARTZ, M.D.
There is considerable evidence that carcinoma of the stomach may manifest itself as a disease of marked chronicity.1 Subsequent to metastases (especially to bones), however, the downward course is accepted to be relatively rapid. For this reason operative procedures for the alleviation of the primary lesion are undertaken with reluctance when metastases are demonstrable. A case is presented here with metastatic carcinoma demonstrated in the bone marrow three years before death, to reopen for question the validity of extreme surgical conservatism in the presence of metastases.
A 62 year old white male entered the Cook County Hospital on
SCHWARTZ SO. LONGEVITY WITH METASTATIC CARCINOMA OF THE STOMACH1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:727–730. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-5-727
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(5):727-730.
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