JAMES F. PATTERSON, M.D.; ALLAN D. CALLOW, M.D.; ALICE ETTINGER, M.D.
Few articles in the literature1-4 have been concerned primarily with the early clinical patterns of small bowel tumors. We reviewed the records of a relatively large number of patients who had small bowel tumors and found that the correct diagnosis was rarely made or suspected at the time of the initial examination. We appraised the symptoms, signs and laboratory findings of these patients to determine the indications for and the accuracy of roentgen studies, as well as the indications for diagnostic celiotomy.
The patients in this study were examined in the Pratt Diagnostic Clinic or the New England Center
PATTERSON JF, CALLOW AD, ETTINGER A. THE CLINICAL PATTERNS OF SMALL-BOWEL TUMORS: A STUDY OF 32 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:123–138. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-1-123
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(1):123-138.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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