DAVID NIEMETZ, M.D., F.A.C.P.; GEORGE K. WHARTON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Benign polyps of the stomach were discovered in 32 patients at the Los Angeles County Hospital between 1943 and 1953, approximately a 10 year period. These polyps were both sessile and pedunculated, single and multiple, and those studied histologically were all adenomatous.
Table 1 shows age-sex distribution. There was no appreciable sex difference. The majority were found in patients in their seventh and eighth decades. Incidentally, the racial distribution corresponded to that of the hospital population as a whole, approximately 2:1, Caucasian to Negro.
The diagnostic procedures are noted in table 2. Twenty-three patients had upper gastrointestinal series, and in
NIEMETZ D, WHARTON GK. BENIGN GASTRIC POLYPS*. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:339–344. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-42-2-339
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(2):339-344.
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