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August 5, 1916


Author Affiliations


From the Gynecological Department of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and of the Johns Hopkins University.

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(6):401-406. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590060001001

In 1914, I referred1 to two cases of adenomyoma of the rectovaginal septum recently reported by Cuthbert Lockyer,2 and mentioned observations made by Macnaughton-Jones, Clifford White and Herbert Spencer. I also briefly mentioned two cases that Dr. D. S. D. Jessup of New York had observed and which he was about to publish.

Since then Jessup3 has reported his cases in full. I have reported another case.4 Stevens5 reports five cases of adenomyoma that he observed in the course of eighteen months. He also refers to a case which he had accurately described in 1910.

Pierre Nadal,6 of Bordeaux, reported a case of adenomyoma of the posterior vaginal wall in 1911. Other cases may have been recorded, but a careful survey of the literature in the Index Medicus for the last years failed to yield me more data on this subject.

I shall briefly

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