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July 30, 1904


Author Affiliations

Surgeon to Lawrence Hospital, and Clinical Lecturer on Abdominal Surgery and Diseases of Women, Starling Medical College. COLUMBUS, OHIO.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(5):330. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500050003

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The occurrence of pregnancy complicated by an ovarian tumor while not unique is not of very frequent occurrence. A pregnancy with hydramnios is probably of slightly greater frequency but a pregnancy with hydramnios and a large dermoid cyst of the ovary developing downward so as to completely fill the true pelvis and lift the pregnant uterus entirely above the pelvic brim is, so far as I have been able to learn, unique. In all the literature at my disposal I can find no such case recorded.

History.  —The patient, M. S., was seen with Drs. Ranchous and Fitch early in December, 1903. She was small, anemic, highly nervous, and her abdomen was enlarged to the size of pregnancy near term. She had not menstruated since July, 1903. Menstruated normally in June and just a "slight show" the first week in July. She had suffered little pain, but lately

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