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October 26, 1946


Author Affiliations

Medical Corps, Army of the United States

JAMA. 1946;132(8):445-446. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870430025008

The occurrence of a small tumor composed of endometrial tissue on the posterior aspect of the thigh of a Filipino woman seemed sufficiently unusual to warrant reporting. REPORT OF CASE History.—A Filipino woman aged 35, a Philippine army nurse, entered the 247th General Hospital Dec. 26, 1945 complaining of a tumor on the posterior aspect of her left thigh. The family history was noncontributory. The patient began to menstruate at the age of 17. Her periods occurred regularly every twenty-eight days and lasted three days. There was an interval of unexplained amenorrhea lasting one year when she was a student nurse of 19. She gave birth to five normal children between her twenty-first and twenty-seventh years. At the age of 32 after five months of "pregnancy" she passed a hydatidiform mole. Thereafter the menstrual history was not remarkable and the absence of further pregnancies was attributed to the use of

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