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April 1930

TUBERCULOUS PERITONITISA STATISTICAL AND CLINICAL STUDY OF ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SEVEN CASES

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE
From the Gynecological Department, the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1930;20(4):664-690. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1930.01150100124008
Abstract

Although there are numerous monographs and countless shorter articles on the subject of tuberculous peritonitis in the literature, there are relatively few contributions that deal with the disease exclusively as it affects women and in its relation to gynecological conditions. It has been thought worth while, therefore, to give some consideration to this subject, and we have chosen as our means of doing so a statistical study of all patients with proved cases of tuberculous peritonitis treated on the gynecological service of the Johns Hopkins Hospital from its opening on May 7, 1889, until June 30, 1927. In pursuing this study, we have attempted to analyze particularly the types of the disease, both clinical and pathologic, the methods of treatment and the ultimate results. The study of results has not been entirely satisfactory, owing to many difficulties encountered in tracing the subsequent course of patients after their discharge from the

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