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MUMMIFICATION OF LEFT ARM FOLLOWING MAMMARY CARCINOMA

Otto Van der Velde, M.D.
JAMA. 1933;100(16):1236-1237. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.27420160002008a.
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The case reported here is one which I have recently observed and studied and which I have discussed with other surgeons and pathologists, none of whom could recall a parallel case either from their own experience or from their knowledge of the literature. The case was of great interest to me because of its rarity and also from the point of view of development.

REPORT OF CASE  Mrs. D., a white woman, aged 65, whose previous history had been negative, had come under my observation at various times for numerous minor complaints, but all were of psychogenic origin. She was the type of patient who enjoyed poor health. However, in August, 1928, she presented herself with what was considered a fairly early carcinoma of the left breast. There were no apparent signs of axillary metastases. Operation was advised, and a complete amputation was done elsewhere by a competent surgeon, but

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