Abstract THIS SURVEY covers a series of 18 cases of primary carcinoma of the liver observed at the State of Wisconsin General Hospital between 1928 and 1950. Fifteen of the cases came to autopsy, and 3 were diagnosed by means of surgical exploration. The 15 cases were among a series of 5,228 necropsies, giving an incidence of 0.28 per cent. Of the 18 patients, 17 are now dead and only 1 is living, eight months after the onset of her symptoms and five months after the resection of a solitary hepatoma. In the 17 fatal cases, the average duration of symptoms from their onset to the death of the patient was seven months; the shortest time was one and a half months and the longest time forty-six months. In 1 case death was obviously due to cirrhosis of the liver and only a small hepatoma was found. The average age was 61 years, with the youngest References 1. Warvi, W. N.: Primary Neoplasms of the Liver , Arch. Path. 37:367-382 ( (June) ) 1944. 2. Hoyne, R. M., and Kernohan, J. W.: Primary Carcinoma of the Liver , Arch. Int. Med. 79:532-554 ( (May) ) 1947.Crossref 3. Strong, G. F.; Pitts, H. H., and McPhee, J. G.: Primary Carcinoma of the Liver , Ann. Int. Med. 30:791-798 ( (April) ) 1949.Crossref 4. Gilbert, C., and Gillman, J.: Diet and Disease in the Bantu , Science 99:398-399 ( (May) ) 1944.Crossref 5. Tull, J. C.: Primary Carcinoma of the Liver: A Study of 134 Cases , J. Path. & Bact. 35:557-562 ( (July) ) 1932. 6. Rusch, H. P.; Bauman, C. A.; Miller, J. A., and Kline, B. E.: Experimental Liver Tumors , in American Association for the Advancement of Science Research Conference on Cancer, Aug. 3, 1944 , Washington, D. C., American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1945, pp. 267-287. 7. Gale, J. W., and Edwards, S. R.: Malignant Tumors of the Diaphragm , J. Thoracic Surg. 9:185-192 ( (Dec.) ) 1939.
A.M.A. Archives Surgery – American Medical Association
Published: Oct 1, 1950