PALMER A. SHELBURNE, M.D.
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Eighty-two cases of primary sarcoma of the heart have been found to be reported prior to December, 1946, including 76 cases collected in excellent reviews of the literature by Perlstein,1 Yater,2 and Weir.3 Antemortem diagnosis has been made in only five cases.5 It is the purpose of this report to relate the clinical course and to describe bizarre manifestations in a patient who died of this disease after six months' observation.
W. H. V., a white man, American, aged 29, married, was admitted to the Wesley Long Hospital, Greensboro, North Carolina, June 23, 1946, complaining of left anterior
SHELBURNE PA. PRIMARY SARCOMA OF THE HEART WITH REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1948;29:1139–1148. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-6-1139
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(6):1139-1148.
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