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April 16, 1898

Acute Pyelonephritis after Ovariotomy.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(16):928-929. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440680048009

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Oconomowoc, Wis., April 10, 1898.

To the Editor:  —Mrs. F., aged 28 years, mother of five children came Jan. 3, 1898, for the removal of an ovarian cyst. The patient was in fair condition—weighing 130 pounds. She complained of the usual symptoms caused by the presence of a cyst only to a moderate degree. The usual very strict preparations were carried out by our nurses during the three days previous to the operation. The A.M. and P.M. temperature was normal and the interne found nothing abnormal about the urine, making several tests. A trial aspiration proved the contents of the cyst to be opaque and gelatinous, the cyst multilocular; there were no adhesions and a well formed pedicle. The operation consumed, therefore, but a short time, and the patient was in bed in twenty-five minutes.After the operation the patient complained of a great deal of pain in her back

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