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March 7, 1914

CASE OF STRANGULATED TUBO-OVARIAN HERNIA IN AN INFANT

JAMA. 1914;LXII(10):772-773. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560350032011
Abstract

In a contribution of recent date Heineck1 presented an analytic review of all undoubted cases of tubo-ovarian hernia reported in the French, German and English medical literature from 1890 to 1910, inclusive.

He cited eighty cases of hernia of this type, in which thirty-five occurred in infants under 1 year of age. The large majority of those hernias occurring in infants were irreducible and showed evidence of strangulation at operation. There were only two fatalities reported from these thirty-five cases, although in four no end-results were given.

All hernias of this type occurring in children were in the inguinal region and femoral hernias in adults only, with special reference to this condition.

History.  —A colored infant, aged 6 months, brought to our clinic Wednesday morning, had always been in perfect health except for hernia. The infant was breast-fed. The Sunday night previous the mother noticed that the "rupture" (which

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