Growths that may cause obstruction of the pyloric orifice of the stomach are1: Carcinoma, simple hypertrophic stenosis, cicatricial growths following simple ulcer of the pyloric region, cicatricial growths from ulcers produced by swallowing corrosive drugs, simple hypertrophy of the coats of the stomach at the pylorus, especially of the fibrous and muscular coats, mucous polypi, and rarely sarcomata, fibromata, myomata, lipomata and cysts.
All of these excepting carcinoma and cicatricial contractions are so seldom met with that they need not command attention except to mention them here. But cancer of the stomach and other organs is of such frequent occurrence, and apparently so much on the increase, that it should command our most earnest consideration.
That cancer is one of the most potent factors in causation of death, can not be denied. Dr. Senn2 states that in England and Wales, during ten years—1860-1870— there were 2, 379, 622 deaths of