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September 18, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(12):940. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.92680120002015a

Large ovarian cysts are not of common occurrence in young girls. Up to 1905, only sixty-one ovarian cysts in children had been reported. Since that date thirty-eight more have been recorded.

Most of these were not very large, but a few were enormous. The most remarkable one was that reported by Keen1 in 1893. It occurred in a girl, aged 15 years, from whom he removed a cystic ovarian tumor weighing 111 pounds (50Kg.), and the fluid removed weighed 84 pounds (38 Kg.). The child weighed only 68 pounds (31 Kg.). Keen remarks that after the removal of the tumor the abdominal cavity looked almost like that of an eviscerated cadaver in the dissecting room. The child made a good recovery.

In 1921, Findley2 reported a case of ovarian cyst in a girl, aged 15 years. The cyst was of the right ovary, was thin walled and