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September 29, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(12):367-369. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390120015002

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Case of Testis in Perineo, Complicated with Congenital Inguinal Hernia and Acute Orchitis.  —By J. Alex. Williams, M.B., M.R.C.S. Eng.The patient, aged 2 years, was admitted on September 15, 1882, into the Royal Portsmouth Hospital, under the care of Dr. Lloyd Owen, by whose courtesy I am permitted to publish the case. The mother then gave the following account of his case: A lump had been observed in the right groin from birth. It was about the size of a small hen's egg, mobile, and often slipping into the abdomen. A medical man whom she consulted said the child was ruptured. The parents had noticed the absence of the right testicle from its proper scrotal pouch, and the child was often observed to be fretful and peevish without obvious cause. A few hours before admission the child came in from play crying, when the mother noticed an increase in

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