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March 7, 1925

CONGENITAL ABSENCE OF LEFT KIDNEY, LEFT TUBE AND OVARY, UTERUS AND VAGINA, WITH AN ECTOPIC RIGHT KIDNEY

JAMA. 1925;84(10):748-749. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.26620360001011a

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Abstract

There are many case reports in the literature on the congenital absence of one or more of the genital and urinary organs. They include interesting and valuable discussions on the subject of maldevelopment to which I am unable to add anything of interest. There is a congenital association between the genital and urinary systems in anomalous as well as normal development, and if there are external signs of a congenital anomaly, suspicion should arise as to a possible internal anomaly. This case is reported and illustrated owing to the marked maldevelopment.

REPORT OF CASE  A woman, aged 24, single, a postal clerk, 5 feet, 4 inches (163 cm.) in height, weighing 110 pounds (50 kg.), complained of amenorrhea and pain in the region of a mass long noticed in the right lower abdomen. The father and mother were well; three brothers and one sister were well, and one sister had

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