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September 6, 1958

SOFT DRINK BOTTLE IN PERITONEAL CAVITY: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

Richmond, Va.; Bluefield, W. Va.

From the Division of Gynecology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond.

JAMA. 1958;168(1):40. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.63000010008008b
Abstract

Occasionally a single case is so unusual that publishing it seems justifiable. We feel that this is true of the following case, which is also to be referred to briefly in another paper.1

A 35-year-old woman was admitted to St. Philip Hospital on June 7, 1957, complaining of pain in the lower part of the abdomen. According to the history given by her she had been beaten up by her "boyfriend," whom she thought used a piece of pipe, knocking her into semiconsciousness. She thought also that she had been struck in the vagina, because after the attack there was vaginal soreness and bleeding. She further stated that she had been kept a prisoner in her friend's quarters for three days and that he and some relatives had made an attempt to extract something from the vagina.

Two weeks after the attack she was brought to the hospital with

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