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August 26, 1911

LYMPHANGIOMATA OF THE OMENTUM AND OMENTAL CYSTS

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SAN FRANCISCO

JAMA. 1911;LVII(9):726-730. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260080290012
Abstract

The two cases that form the basis of this paper are of interest, not so much on account of their rarity as for the corroboratory evidence they furnish of the correctness of the theory of Jacobi, that true serous cysts of the omentum all have their origin in the lymph-vessels of the omentum. The reported cases of lymphangiomata of the omentum are limited to very few. Only two have been actually reported as such—one by Dewitzsky and Morosow in 1895, who reported a case of "pouch-shaped lymphangioma of the great omentum," the other by Wakefield of San Francisco in a paper read before the American Gynecological Society on May 7, 1907. In 1903, Schramm reported a case in a female infant 1 year old which he characterized as "cystic degeneration of the omentum." Besides my own case, the only other is reported by Reginald H. Fitz of Boston in the

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