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June 20, 1925

MALFORMATION OF THE VAGINA OBSTRUCTING LABOR

JAMA. 1925;84(25):1915-1916. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.26620510001011a

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Abstract

Malformations of the vagina obstructing labor are of such rare occurrence that this case has been deemed of sufficient interest to warrant recording.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —Mrs. E. W., aged 33, a primipara, seen at the Copp Hospital, Sept. 4, 1923, had been in labor five hours. Her father had died of pneumonia; her mother, two brothers and two sisters were living and well, and there were no chronic diseases in the family. She had had measles and pertussis in infancy; otherwise her health had been good. She began to menstruate at the age of 13; the periods were regular, of the twenty-eight day type, and lasted four days; there was no pain; she passed no clots, and her last period had occurred Nov. 26, 1922, making her confinement expected for Sept. 2, 1923. The patient had been married three years, and this was her first pregnancy.

Examination.  —The

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