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October 11, 1930

SARCOMA OF OVARY IN A CHILD EIGHT YEARS OLD

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Reading, Pa. Pathologist, St. Joseph's Hospital.

JAMA. 1930;95(15):1097-1098. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.27210150003011b

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Abstract

Sarcoma of the ovary among children under the age of 10 is quite rare. The available bibliography on the subject in the Surgeon General's Library shows only twenty-four cases between 1888 and 1915, including those reported from Austria, Cuba, France, Great Britain, Germany, Russia, Sweden and the United States. The rarity of the condition warrants my reporting a case that recently came to my observation in this hospital.

Virginia M., aged 8, was admitted to the hospital in the service of Dr. M. Z. Gearhart, Nov. 15, 1929, on the complaint of pain in the lower part of the abdomen and bleeding from the vagina. The physical examination showed that she was quite well nourished and of normal size for her age. There was a mass in the lower part of the left quadrant of the abdomen which was very tender on palpation, and there was some vaginal hemorrhage. This

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