RICHARD R. GRAYSON, M.D.
A careful review of the available literature fails to reveal a case similar to the one presented in this paper. Because of the exceeding rarity of hemangioendotheliosarcoma, and the unique complication of rupture of the heart due to metastatic involvement of the right auricle, this case is considered worthy of reporting.
Incidence: Sarcoma of any kind of the small intestine is rare,2 and hemangioendothelioma itself is rare among the sarcomas.3 "In the New England Deaconess and Palmer Memorial Hospitals from 1927 to 1939, Medinger was able to find only 10 malignant tumors of the small intestine at autopsy and in
GRAYSON RR. HEMANGIOENDOTHELIOSARCOMA OF THE ILEUM WITH METASTASES TO THE RIGHT AURICLE, RUPTURE OF THE HEART, AND HEMOPERICARDIUM AT LEAST 10 DAYS BEFORE DEATH: A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:151–159. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-1-151
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(1):151-159.
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