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February 22, 1896

RUPTURE OF SAC AND DEATH OF FETUS IN ABDOMINAL PREGNANCY AT FULL TERM. IMMEDIATE OPERATION WITH RECOVERY.

Author Affiliations

A. A. SURGEON, U. S. MARINE-HOSPITAL SERVICE; SURGEON TO SEATTLE GENERAL HOSPITAL.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(8):369-370. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430600021002e

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Abstract

The following case of abdominal pregnancy is reported as it presents some points of interest which are different from the few cases of this kind previously recorded.

Mrs. B. is 36 years of age, and American born from German parentage. She is of slender build and rather under medium height. She was married at 18 and has a daughter aged 17. At the birth of the daughter both cervix and perineum were severely lacerated, causing her considerable trouble until they were operated on some five years later. After the repair of the laceration she enjoyed excellent health, with regular menstruation, until the beginning of this pregnancy. She menstruated last on March 21, 1894, but as the flow at that time was of short duration and very scanty, it is very probable that the pregnancy really began one month earlier. With the exception of the morning sickness her health continued quite

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