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Polypoid Lesion of the Stomach

Robert A. Nebesar, MD; James J. Pollard, MD
JAMA. 1964;188(7):678-679. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060330058015.
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Dr. George F. Zinninger: A 25-year-old machinist was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital for the second time, complaining of chest and abdominal pain with vomiting. During his late teens and early twenties he had been a fairly heavy drinker, and he had had one episode of massive hematemesis approximately two years previously. He curtailed his alcoholic intake considerably and there was no further hematemesis. Three months before admission he experienced the onset of crampyperiumbilical pain which did not radiate but at times was located substernally. This pain was unrelated to meals but was relieved by ingestion of milk or an antacid. During the month prior to admission the pain increased in frequency and was associated with nausea and vomiting. The vomitus was described as containing undigested food but no blood. He was admitted to another hospital and, after two weeks of an ulcer regimen, there was almost complete relief of


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