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September 3, 1898


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JAMA. 1898;XXXI(10):525-527. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450100023002e

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Congenital uterine atresia with consequent double hematosalpinx is sufficiently rare and interesting to crave your attention to a report of the only case suffering from these conditions met with in my practice. This was a case of atresia of the cervix uteri without the least communication between the uterine cavity and vagina. The vagina was nearly normal in size. There was a free communication between the uterine cavity and the enormously distended Fallopian tubes and adventitious cysts in the pelvis. The accumulation of six years of the menstrual fluid was imprisoned in the uterus, tubes and acquired cysts, except the amount that had become absorbed. An operation effected relief.

The history of the case is as follows: Mrs. B., patient of Dr. Dame of Winnipeg, was admitted to the St. Boniface Hospital, complaining of abdominal enlargement and frequent attacks of pain in the lower half of the abdomen. She was

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