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December 31, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(27):833. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400260001001

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WOMAN'S HOSPITAL, INDIANAPOLIS.  A COLECTOMY, WITH NEW USE OF BERGEON'S METHOD.(Reported from the Service of Joseph Eastman, M. D., by John F. Barnhill.)Mrs. B., under the care of T. C. Donnell, M.D., Franklin, Ind., aged 20, mother of child 8 months old, referred to Dr. Eastman in Sept., 1887. History of low general health for many months. After birth of child obstinate constipation, resulting in almost complete obstruction. Relieved only by gr. ½ ext. belladonna. Noticed enlargement in left inguinal region.Examination per vaginam: right ovary enlarged and tender. Iliac enlargement seemed to have connection with uterus. Over abdomen the tumor could be only indefinitely mapped out.

Operation, September 27.  — Incision in median line. Ovaries examined. Right one size of hen's egg, and was removed; pale, and fibroid in appearance. Left ovary healthy. Enlargement in left iliac fossa elevated from pelvic floor and brought higher into wound,

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