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December 14, 1940


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Calgary, Alta.

From the Calgary Associate Clinic.

JAMA. 1940;115(24):2072-2073. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.72810500004010a

Congenital hypertrophy of the verumontanum is one of the rarest lesions in the posterior urethra. A case in which this anomaly was discovered at autopsy led us to a thorough review of the literature, which disclosed only thirteen previously reported cases. In the case recorded here the lesion was somewhat different from any of those observed.

REPORT OF CASE  A. P. D., a white boy, was born at the Calgary General Hospital on July 2, 1937. This was the mother's second pregnancy. A previous and a subsequent child are both normal and well. Pregnancy and delivery were normal. The birth weight was 8 pounds 10½ ounces (3,926 Gm.). Routine physical examination after birth disclosed nothing abnormal. After the usual postnatal drop in weight the child began to gain normally. On the sixth day there were fever and diarrhea, but these lasted only two days. Thereafter his progress was normal and

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