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January 1923

TERATOMA OF THE RIGHT CHEST CAVITY: REPORT OF CASE

Arch Surg. 1923;6(1_PART_II):282-287. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1923.01110170294006
Abstract

History.—Jan. 23, 1922, a boy, aged 15 years, entered the Massachusetts General Hospital with the diagnosis of dermoid cyst of the right pleural cavity. The father had died of what was probably consumption. Otherwise the family history was negative. The patient had had measles and pertussis. He had never been robust, but otherwise the past history was negative.

During November and December, 1920, that is, fourteen and fifteen months before entrance to the hospital, the patient was rather below par and occasionally complained of pain in the left side of the chest. He played about as usual, however, until January, 1921, when he began to cough a little and had some fever. The local physician thought he had fluid in the chest and sent him to the Newburyport hospital with the diagnosis of "serofibrinous pleurisy," where he was admitted, Jan. 31, 1921. Examination revealed dulness at the right apex

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