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February 27, 1937


JAMA. 1937;108(9):709-711. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780090021006

Occurrence of torsion in the fibromyomatous uterus is sufficiently rare and the complications are of such gravity that it would seem wise to report even a single new case. A survey of the literature reveals very few reports from this continent and no exhaustive work since the report of Peightal1 in 1929.

REPORT OF CASE  Miss G. S., a nullipara, aged 34, admitted March 1, 1936, complained of "severe pain in the abdomen" of one week's duration. The cramplike pain developed in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen and felt like a weight pulling down. This pain was similar to, but more severe than, the pain she had been experiencing the past three years prior to her menstrual periods. The menstrual history had been quite normal and regular until the month previous to admission. At the time of the onset of the pain the menses were seventeen days