It is not my purpose to enter into a systematic or profound discussion of the subject indicated in my title. It is rather to remark in a practical way upon the indications for treatment, and to give point and emphaais to my remarks by a few illustrative cases, that this paper has been written.
The presence of an ovarian tumor during pregnancy is a menace to the life of the patient. Abortion is not so prone to occur as in case of pregnancy complicated by a fibroid tumor. The dangers appear in consequence of serious happenings to the cyst and by the irritation produced by the presence of the tumor. These happenings may be mentioned in the order of their frequency: 1, peritonitis with adhesions; 2, suppuration of the cyst; 3, torsion of the pedicle; 4, gangrene of the cyst walls; 5, hemorrhage into the cyst.
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DUNNING LH. PREGNANCY COMPLICATED BY OVARIAN AND FIBROID TUMORS. REMARKS UPON INDICATIONS FOR TREATMENT. JAMA. 1897;XXIX(1):23–25. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440270023001j
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