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General Pathology  »   STOMACH (XV)  »   Neoplasms (iv)

CARCINOMA OF THE STOMACH

Museum No: XV:iv:2   

Year: 1920

 

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Clinical data:

The patient, a 62 year old white man, had suffered from vomiting 15 minutes after each meal for 5 months, prior to which he had had dysphagia. He was found to vomit immediately he took solids or liquids, and his condition deteriorated steadily until his death.

Macroscopy:

At the cardiac end of the stomach, there is a 10cm in diameter carcinomatous mass across the lesser curvature; the margin of the growth is raised and everted, and the pancreas is adherent to it posteriorly. Submucosal and subserosal nodules of tumour tissue can be seen beyond the edges of the growth while below it can be seen the aperture made when a gastroscopy was performed.

Comments:

See index cases XV:iv:7 & XV:iv:10

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