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July 1, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLV(1):10-11. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510010010001b

This paper will be limited to a consideration of that rare form of tumor known as wandering, aberrant or sequestrated fibromyoma of the uterus.

An attempt to review the literature on the subject has proved distinctly disappointing, as, although the files in the Surgeon-General's Library at Washington and the Newberry Library in Chicago have been thoroughly searched, but few cases have been found, and these are reported in an incomplete and unsatisfactory manner.

The tumor under discussion presents all the gross and microscopic appearances of a true uterine fibromyoma and yet it is found to have absolutely no connection with the uterus or its appendages. A tumor originating in the uterus as a subserous fibromyoma, has been transplanted to another site, frequently to tissue widely different from that from which it sprung, and from which it derives its support and nutrition. In a few reported instances the tumor has been

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