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April 4, 1925

DERMOID CYST OF THE PLEURAL CAVITY

JAMA. 1925;84(14):1038-1039. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.26620400001013

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Abstract

This case is reported because I am under the impression that it is rather an unusual one. Although my search has not been very thorough, I have been unable to find in the textbooks or literature available to me anything concerning a similar case. Dermoids, as we know, are rather common; but the peculiar location is the striking factor in this particular case.

The case first came under my observation during the latter part of May, 1922, and the history was taken, July 18, 1922, at the time of the patient's admission to St. Joseph's Hospital.

History.  —K., a white woman, aged 23, who was born in Iowa, and who weighed 132 pounds (60 kg.), complained of pain on the right side along the lower costal border. She was well developed and well nourished. Her family history was essentially negative. The father, mother, three brothers and three sisters were all

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