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Villous Adenoma of the Stomach

Ronald J. Ross, MD
JAMA. 1966;195(7):583-584. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100070127045.
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THE VILLOUS ADENOMA is an important tumor of the gastrointestinal tract. Since Sunderland and Binkley1 described a series of cases of villous adenomas of the colon in 1948, many reports of these tumors have appeared in the literature. More recently, the villous adenoma of the duodenum has been described.2,3 There are reports of villous tumors of the stomach in the French-language literature.4-7 This communication is a case report of a villous adenoma of the stomach.

Report of a Case  A 62-year-old white woman had had vague upper abdominal pain for several weeks. There was no history of vomiting, hemoptysis, melena, or weight loss. Findings of the physical examination were not contributory. A study of the upper gastrointestinal tract showed a polypoid, irregular filling defect in the body of the stomach at the incisura angularis ventriculi (Fig 1). There was no evidence of a lack of distensibility of


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