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September 10, 1938


JAMA. 1938;111(11):1006-1008. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.72790370001007

In 1924 Watson1 was able to collect the reports of only twenty-two instances of femoral hernia in which the ovary was the sole occupant of the sac. A careful survey of the literature reveals that only one case has been reported since that time. In view of the rarity of this condition the following history is recorded. (The case is from the practice of Dr. N. W. Bonelli.)

REPORT OF CASE  Mrs. E. W., a white woman aged 38, admitted to the West Baltimore General Hospital, Aug. 24, 1937, complained of severe pain in the right femoral region of eleven days' duration.The family history revealed no familial disease or hernia. There was a questionable history of rheumatic fever at the age of 5 years. The patient has been married for nineteen years. She has two children, one 18 and the other 9 years of age.There was a