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Pneumoperitoneum as a diagnostic measure has passed the stage of experiment and research and is now a method commonly utilized in gynecology. Similarly, the use of opaque mediums for uterine and tubal diagnosis has met with a measure of success in the hands of Heuser, Forestier, Kennedy and others. As far as we are aware, the two methods have not been combined before. We first considered this combination as to its practicability in December, 1925, and have adopted it for some time past as a means of roentgenray diagnosis in our gynecologic clinic. The following case may well illustrate this use:
REPORT OF CASE
Mrs. R. E., aged 25, who had been married three years, and whose last menses occurred, May 21, 1926, was sterile. Examination revealed a mass in the right adnexa almost fist sized, which was adherent and tender. In the absence of any inflammatory history,
Stein IF, Arens RA. IODIZED OIL AND PNEUMOPERITONEUM COMBINED IN GYNECOLOGIC DIAGNOSIS: PRELIMINARY REPORT. JAMA. 1926;87(16):1299. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.92680160002013b