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March 29, 1965

Congenital Ovarian Cyst and Erythroblastosis Fetalis

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St. Joseph, Mo

JAMA. 1965;191(13):1086. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080130046019

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To the Editor:—  Ovarian tumors are uncommon in pediatric practice and very rare in the newborn. An extensive reference survey failed to reveal any cases occurring in connection with erythroblastosis fetalis.A white female baby, born spontaneously at term on Feb 2, 1964, weighed 6 lb 12 oz (3.04 kg). The mother, age 27, had had no miscarriages, and there were two other children, ages 6 and 5. The pregnancy was uneventful, but because the mother was known to have AB Rh negative blood, titers were run and the indirect Coombs test on Jan 18, 1964, was 1:2048. The baby was referred to the Missouri Methodist Hospital and Medical Center two hours after birth. Cord blood revealed a total bilirubin of 5.4 mg/100 cc, and shortly after admission it was 20 mg/100 cc on baby's blood, with a hemoglobin level of 16.6 gm/100 cc. The baby's abdomen was large and

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