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PRIMARY CARCINOMA OF THE JEJUNUM: REPORT OF A CASE

PRIMARY CARCINOMA OF THE JEJUNUM: REPORT OF A CASE Abstract Primary carcinoma of the jejunum is of interest because of its rarity, because of its amenability to proper surgical treatment and because of its disturbing tendency to be overlooked in diagnosis. The jejunum is relatively highly immune to the development of primary carcinoma, more so than any other portion of the intestine, including the duodenum. Accurate estimation of the percentage of the occurrence of primary carcinoma of the jejunum is difficult because of its rarity, but a review of a large series of autopsies reveals that the incidence of this condition is roughly 1 per cent of all intestinal carcinoma. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE A series of 41,883 autopsies at the Vienna General Hospital (Johnson1), including 343 cases of intestinal carcinoma, did not reveal a single case of carcinoma of the jejunum.In 1904, Nothnagel2 found 9 cases in 3,585 deaths from cancer. In 1927, Hellström3 collected References 1. Johnson, R.: Carcinoma of the Jejunum and Ileum , Brit. J. Surg. 9:422, 1922.Crossref 2. Nothnagel, H.: Gould and Pyle's Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine and Surgery , Philadelphia, P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1904, vol. 8, p. 428. 3. Hellström, J.: Primary Cancer in Jejunum and Ileum , Acta chir. Scandinav. 62:465, 1927. 4. Morrison, W. R.: High Intestinal Obstruction Caused by Primary Carcinoma of the Proximal Jejunum , Am. J. Surg. 2:154, 1927.Crossref 5. Roblee, M. A.: Secondary Adenocarcinoma of the Ovaries from the Jejunum , Am. J. Obst. & Gynec. 18:790, 1929. 6. d'Allaines, F.: Sur l'épithélioma primitif du jejuno-iléon , J. de chir. 33:449, 1929. 7. Craig, W. McK.: Lymph Glands in Carcinoma of the Small Intestines , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 38:479, 1924. 8. Cade, A., and Devic, A.: Cancer d l'angle duodenojejunal , Arch. d. mal. de l'app. digestif 10:419, 1920. 9. Denck, G.: Zentralbl. f. Chir. 54:154, 1927. 10. Lundberg, S.: Carcinoma of the Duodenojejunal Flexure , Acta chir. Scandinav. 56:417, 1924. 11. Venot et Parcelier: Rev. de chir. 47:678, 1913. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

PRIMARY CARCINOMA OF THE JEJUNUM: REPORT OF A CASE

Archives of Surgery , Volume 23 (5) – Nov 1, 1931

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Abstract

Abstract Primary carcinoma of the jejunum is of interest because of its rarity, because of its amenability to proper surgical treatment and because of its disturbing tendency to be overlooked in diagnosis. The jejunum is relatively highly immune to the development of primary carcinoma, more so than any other portion of the intestine, including the duodenum. Accurate estimation of the percentage of the occurrence of primary carcinoma of the jejunum is difficult because of its rarity, but a review of a large series of autopsies reveals that the incidence of this condition is roughly 1 per cent of all intestinal carcinoma. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE A series of 41,883 autopsies at the Vienna General Hospital (Johnson1), including 343 cases of intestinal carcinoma, did not reveal a single case of carcinoma of the jejunum.In 1904, Nothnagel2 found 9 cases in 3,585 deaths from cancer. In 1927, Hellström3 collected References 1. Johnson, R.: Carcinoma of the Jejunum and Ileum , Brit. J. Surg. 9:422, 1922.Crossref 2. Nothnagel, H.: Gould and Pyle's Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine and Surgery , Philadelphia, P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1904, vol. 8, p. 428. 3. Hellström, J.: Primary Cancer in Jejunum and Ileum , Acta chir. Scandinav. 62:465, 1927. 4. Morrison, W. R.: High Intestinal Obstruction Caused by Primary Carcinoma of the Proximal Jejunum , Am. J. Surg. 2:154, 1927.Crossref 5. Roblee, M. A.: Secondary Adenocarcinoma of the Ovaries from the Jejunum , Am. J. Obst. & Gynec. 18:790, 1929. 6. d'Allaines, F.: Sur l'épithélioma primitif du jejuno-iléon , J. de chir. 33:449, 1929. 7. Craig, W. McK.: Lymph Glands in Carcinoma of the Small Intestines , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 38:479, 1924. 8. Cade, A., and Devic, A.: Cancer d l'angle duodenojejunal , Arch. d. mal. de l'app. digestif 10:419, 1920. 9. Denck, G.: Zentralbl. f. Chir. 54:154, 1927. 10. Lundberg, S.: Carcinoma of the Duodenojejunal Flexure , Acta chir. Scandinav. 56:417, 1924. 11. Venot et Parcelier: Rev. de chir. 47:678, 1913.

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1931

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