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Article
July 1930

FETUS RETENTION FOR TWENTY-SIX MONTHS: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

MESHED, PERSIA
From the American Presbyterian Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1930;21(1):157-161. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1930.01150130160009
Abstract

This case is interesting for three reasons: (1) the length of time the bones of the fetus were retained in the uterus; (2) the formation of fistulas between the transverse colon and the fundus, and (3) the method of repair.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —A Kurdish woman, aged 30, was admitted to the temporary field hospital of the American Presbyterian Hospital of Meshed, in Kuchan, Persia, Sept. 29, 1928, on account of a tumor of the abdomen. The patient had been married fifteen years, and had had five children, all of whom had died before the age of 3 (not an unusual happening in Persia). Eight years previously, in her fourth pregnancy, she had a miscarriage at four months. There was no history of venereal disease.In July, 1926, the patient, then eight months pregnant, with a moving fetus, was frightened by an aeroplane which was dropping bombs near her

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