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March 5, 1927

CALCIFICATION OF THE OVARY: REPORT OF CASE

Author Affiliations

TOLEDO, OHIO
From the Robinwood Hospital.

JAMA. 1927;88(10):699. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680360011004
Abstract

This case is reported because of its interest and because of the comparative infrequency of similar cases. Bost, 1 in 1923, reported a similar case of a calcified ovary except that the specimen was larger and bone was not present. He also mentioned a similar case reported by Dickens.

Moschcowitz, 2 in 1916, reported five cases of the rare lesion of calcification of the ovary and made a study from a morphologic point of view. He stated that the process is analogous to the physiologic endochondral ossification, the difference being that, instead of cartilage, the matrix is hyaline connective tissue infiltrated with lime. He reviewed the theories concerning angiogenesis and presented several photomicrographs. He found some ossification and summarized by saying that ossification does not occur without preliminary calcification, and calcification occurs only in dead tissues.

Curtis, 3 in 1922, reported a case before the Chicago Gynecological Society in which

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