Lawrence W. Allen, M.D.; John E. Ultmann, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Henry Rappaport, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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We have performed diagnostic laparotomy, splenectomy, or both, in all patients admitted to the Argonne Cancer Research Hospital, Chicago, for evaluation and treatment of Hodgkin's disease unless stage IV disease was proved. Twenty-one patients, ages 8 to 45, entered the study. All had laparotomy and liver biopsy; 19 had biopsy of retroperitoneal lymph nodes, and 18 had splenectomy. There was negligible morbidity and no mortality. Of 19 patients having lymph node biopsies, 17 had inferior vena cavagrams or lymphangiograms suitable for correlation; of 11 with normal or equivocal studies, 2 had positive nodes on biopsy; of 6 with abnormal studies,
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Allen LW, Ultmann JE, Rappaport H. Laparotomy and Splenectomy in the Staging of Hodgkin's Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:799. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-799_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):799.
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