Arch Surg. 1942;44(1):157-163. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1942.01210190160017.
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Lymphosarcoma of the rectum is rarely recognized as such before histologic study of the tissue has been made. In 1929, Rankin and Chumley1 reported a series of 18 cases of lymphosarcoma of the colon and the rectum. The location of the tumors was as follows: Thirteen were in the cecum; one was in the descending colon; one was in the sigmoid; and three were in the rectum. In 1933, Smith2 found 17 recorded instances of lymphosarcoma of the rectum and the sigmoid and added the cases of 6 patients who had been treated at the Mayo Clinic since 1926. Raiford3 reviewed a series of 45 cases of lymphoid tumor of the gastrointestinal tract from the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The distribution was as follows: In 13 the tumor was in the stomach; in 1, in the duodenum; in 19, in the ileum; in 11, in the colon, and


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