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August 4, 1906

A CASE OF ANEURISM OPERATED ON BY THE MATAS METHOD.

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NORFOLK, VA.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(5):362-363. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210050046003e

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Abstract

Patient.  —C. I., colored, aged 51, native of North Carolina.

History.  —Family history was negative. Personal history showed usual diseases of childhood and gonorrhea 8 years ago. Formerly, patient was a heavy drinker and used tobacco in moderation for a number of years.In January, 1906, he was taken with pain in right leg extending from knee to ankle, which was treated for some time as rheumatism. Pain was worse at night and unrelieved by posture or pressure. There was a pulsating tumor in the right popliteal space, supposed to have been caused by pressure and irritation produced by wearing high rubber boots. Patient was admitted to St. Vincent's Hospital, May 22, 1906.

Exmination.  —Heart, lungs, etc., were normal; there was very little hardening of the arteries. The tumor was hard, slightly elastic, and very painful. There was considerable edema of the leg.

Operation.  —May 25, 1906. incision was made

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