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April 1, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(13):1052. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740130056025

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Congenital Absence of Left Adnexa  Dr. Azael Lobe reported before the Society of Medicine and Surgery of Campinas at São Paulo a case of congenital absence of the left adnexa. The patient was a woman, aged 29, mother of seven children, of whom five are living. She had always menstruated regularly. During the operation for suspension of the uterus by means of the round ligaments, the author noted the absence of the left ovary and tube. The uterus was normal, as were the round and broad ligaments. There was no trace of the left ovary, and the tube was represented by a small protuberance at the uterine cornu. In such cases the homolateral kidney, as a rule, is absent. In his case he found later, on cystoscopy, that the urine issued normally from the two ureteral openings, which shows the presence of the left kidney. Reports of cases of this

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