EDWIN L. LAME, M.D.; CLARENCE A. VELAT, M.D.; R. PHILIP CUSTER, M.D.
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Malignant lymphomas whose primary manifestations are in the gastrointestinal tract have aroused our interest because of their unusually high incidence among patients operated upon at the Presbyterian Hospital in recent years, an incidence well beyond that reported from institutions of greater size. During the five year period 1947-51 selected for our study, these tumors comprised 20 per cent of malignant tumors of the stomach found at operation (national average, 2 to 3 per cent), and virtually half of those removed from the small intestine. As one would expect, they represent a very small percentage of malignant tumors encountered in the
LAME EL, VELAT CA, CUSTER RP. ON THE DIAGNOSIS OF MALIGNANT LYMPHOMA OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT1. Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:57–74. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-1-57
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(1):57-74.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Leukemia/Lymphoma.
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