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A woman, aged 43, German, housewife, who had been married at the age of 16 and had four children, and who had had no previous illness, was referred for roentgen-ray examination of the pelvis by Dr. Otto Maier, Jan. 24, 1923. A stem gold pessary had been inserted into the cervix of the uterus twelve years before; this did not interfere with the usual regular menstrual periods. Five months previous to the roentgen-ray examination the patient began to complain of hot flushes and irregular menses. This she ascribed to the onset of the menopause. There were no other symptoms. In November, 1921, she developed a slight putrid discharge, which cleared up under the usual treatment. The patient had completely forgotten about the pessary, thinking that it might have been lost.
A roentgenologic examination with the usual technic for pelvic examination, without previous preparation of the patient, revealed the uterus very
Glassman I. FOREIGN BODY IN THE UTERUS TWELVE YEARS WITH NO SYMPTOMS. JAMA. 1923;81(2):110–111. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.26510020001010a
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