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October 22, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(17):1446. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740690056033

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, July 16, in the section on Clinical Notes, Suggestions and New Instruments appears an article by Dr. Jack D. Parker, of Greenville, S. C., entitled "Placental Fragment Engrafted in Cervical Laceration."It would appear from the reading of this case that the condition present was one probably of a placenta praevia cervicalis, in which the spur of placenta in the cervix had been left behind during the separation of the placenta proper. This remaining piece of placenta subsequently grew and caused hemorrhage, as described in Dr. Parker's paper. It appears that this explanation of the case is the more plausible; otherwise, many cases similar to Dr. Parker's ought to appear in practice.

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