Tuberculosis of the stomach is a rare condition. In a series of 2,501 gastric operations at the Mayo Clinic, tuberculosis was found only once.
From a recent paper of Broders1 on this subject, with a complete bibliography up to 1917, it is evident that tuberculosis of the stomach had been described before the discovery of the tubercle bacillus of Koch in 1882.
According to Broders, gastric tuberculosis may be divided into six types: (1) ulcer, single or multiple; (2) miliary tubercle; (3) solitary tubercle; (4) pyloric stenosis; (5) tumor or nodule, single or multiple, and (6) lymphangitis.
The case reported here apparently belongs to Type 2.
REPORT OF CASE
—S. S., woman, aged 20, clerk, single, admitted to my service at the Beth David Hospital, Feb. 21, 1918, and discharged, March 26, 1918, complained chiefly on admission of pain in the epigastrium, pain in the precordial region, attacks