A. I. FRIEDMAN, M.D.
Esophageal hiatus hernia is now a frequent finding during gastrointestinal roentgen examinations. The incidence has been variously estimated as between 2 and 3.5%. These figures are conservative; a hiatus hernia can be demonstrated during barium meal examination in approximately 10% of all patients. Although there have been occasional statements to the contrary, the increasing incidence of hiatus hernia has not been accompanied, to the present writing, by any comparative increase in the number of carcinomas of the stomach associated with hiatus hernia. A recent review of the literature reported only 46 cases.1 However, the location of the lesion was mentioned
FRIEDMAN AI. CARCINOMA OF THE STOMACH IN ASSOCIATION WITH HIATUS HERNIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:812–817. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-4-812
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(4):812-817.
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