This section is from the book "Cancer And Other Tumours Of The Stomach", by Samuel Fenwick. Also available from Amazon: Cancer and other tumours of the stomach.
A girl, eighteen years of age, had suffered for some time from pain and vomiting after food, a capricious appetite, and looseness of the bowels. In the epigastrium there was a tumour about the size of an orange, globular in shape, somewhat movable, and of very slow growth. The patient suddenly became collapsed, and died of peritonitis. At the necropsy the stomach was found to be filled by a mass of hair and string, which was moulded to the shape of the organ and measured six inches long, three and threequarter inches in width, and two and a half inches in thickness. A second cylindrical mass measuring fourteen inches in length filled the duodenum and extended into the jejunum. A chronic ulcer of the stomach had perforated into the peritoneal cavity.-Pollock.