A CASE is presented in which gastric resection revealed the coexistence of chronic peptic ulcer and reticulum cell sarcoma of the stomach.
Reticulum cell sarcoma of the stomach is a relatively rare lesion. In 1,220 cases in which malignant gastric neoplasm was seen at the Cleveland Clinic, Spencer, Collins, and Renshaw1 found only 4 cases of reticulum cell sarcoma, an incidence of 0.3%. In 18,668 autopsies made at the Boston City Hospital, 28 cases of reticulum cell sarcoma were found, of which 4 were primary in the stomach.2
The occurrence of sarcoma in association with chronic peptic ulcer is of interest in view of the fact that some authors have suggested a relationship between the two lesions.
REPORT OF A CASE
A 73-year-old white woman was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital, Oct. 9, 1951, with a three-month history of continuous epigastric pain associated with vomiting. Her past history