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February 29, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVI(9):406-409. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430610008002b

FIBROMYOMA COMPLICATING PREGNANCY.  Nettie S., age 39, colored, married, admitted to the Cook County Hospital Oct. 19, 1895; family history negative; was married two years ago, no children, no miscarriages nor abortions; has always enjoyed excellent health with the exception of the present trouble. Menstruated at about 14, was regular, fairly profuse, lasting about four days; no clots, never hemorrhage. Present illness began in July, 1895, with a cessation of menstruation. It has not reappeared since. Has not had sexual intercourse for three or four months. After the suppression of the menses, noticed a tumor just below the umbilicus. This has rapidly increased in size since that time. It has not been accompanied with pain. There has been no backache; the greatest discomfort has been produced by pressure of the tumor against the edge of the ribs. No urinary symptoms; there has been no discharge.Physical examination: Patient well nourished;