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November 11, 1911


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JAMA. 1911;LVII(20):1609-1610. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260110109011

Tumors of the clitoris are of infrequent occurrence, and malignant tumors are rare. The histopathologic study of these tumors has been neglected, and many of the reported cases are not accompanied by a pathologic report. I wish to report a case.

Patient.  —Mrs. K., aged 70, mother of two children, healthy, except for her present complaint. For six years she has suffered from painful micturition and irritation about the vulva. For the past year the pain on urination has been almost intolerable. She would refrain from micturition as long as possible, and then lie on her abdomen to urinate in her effort to assuage the pain. Treatment for vaginitis and irritating urine had only partially relieved her pain.

Examination.  —Labin minora edematous and pale. At the site of the clitoris and to the right was a small, angry-looking, oblong mass, about 2 cm. long by 0.5 cm. in breadth. This

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