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April 1929


Arch Surg. 1929;18(4):1298-1303. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1929.01140130388025

That dermoid cysts of the ovary frequently contain bone and teeth has been known to many generations of physicians. That this property can sometimes be turned to account in the diagnosis of these cysts has received comparatively little emphasis in medical literature, and it is for this reason that the following case is presented, together with a review of the scanty bibliography:

REPORT OF CASE  A woman, in the fourth decade of life, recently married, consulted Dr. E. W. Pinkham in January, 1925, on account of having become conscious of a mass in the abdomen. The menstrual and other aspects of the history were not in keeping with the condition being pregnancy, and the diagnosis of a cyst of the ovary was made. The patient came to me for a roentgen examination, to see whether any further light could be thrown on the condition. A roentgenogram of the abdomen and