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I have the pleasure of presenting a specimen of a fibroid tumor resembling those of the uterus, and calling your attention to a small group of neoplasms termed by Sänger "primary dermoid tumors of the broad ligaments."
The patient from whom this specimen was removed was a well-developed woman, 35 years old. She had been twice married. By the first marriage she was without issue. About a year after the second marriage, she gave birth to a child that is now 3 years old. At this confinement there was a laceration of the cervix uteri, which was operated upon in February, 1886. The pelvis was thoroughly examined at that time, while the patient was under the anæsthetic, and nothing abnormal detected. Following the operation there was a slight retro-version, which was treated with a pessary for a month or two. Toward the last of May, 1886, this pessary was removed
HOLMES B. PRIMARY TUMOR OF THE BROAD LIGAMENT. WITH A TABLE OF 17 CASES. Read before the Chicago Gynecological Society, Nov. 18, 1887. JAMA. 1888;X(7):191–196. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400330003001a
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