MARK EISENBUD, M.D.; NATHANIEL FINBY, M.D.
Carcinomatous lesions located in the proximal third of the stomach present certain features which set them apart from lesions more distally situated. There are differences in pathology, symptomatology, the facility of diagnosis and, perhaps, in prognosis.
In an earlier communication1 we reported the significantly greater difficulty of x-ray diagnosis of carcinoma of the proximal third of the stomach compared to lesions in the distal portions. While surveying the case material we were impressed with certain clinical differences relating to the sites of the lesions.
We are presenting the clinical findings in 74 cases of histologically proved adenocarcinoma of the proximal
EISENBUD M, FINBY N. CARCINOMA OF THE PROXIMAL THIRD OF THE STOMACH: A CRITICAL STUDY OF CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS IN 74 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:43–52. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-1-43
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