Tumours resembling uterine myomata histologically may spring from the muscular coat of the stomach and push the mucous membrane before them, projecting into the stomach as sessile or polypoid tumours, or pressing towards the serous surface they may project into the abdomen and form immense tumours, as in von Erlach's case, in which a tumour weighing 5 1/2 kilogrammes was removed successfully from the anterior wall of the stomach (4) and in von Eiselberg's case, in which a fibre-myoma the size of a man's head was successfully removed from the greater curvature of the stomach.

Of nineteen cases reported, eleven were external, six internal, and in two details are not given.

If occurring near the pylorus, obstruction may be produced as in Herhold's (5) case, or they may ulcerate and give rise to haematemesis.

The treatment of these tumours is by removal, and as they are benign it is unnecessary to take away more of the wall of the stomach than necessary for removal of the tumour.