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March 1938


Arch Surg. 1938;36(3):519-530. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1938.01190210148010

The syndrome of iliopectineal bursitis may be overlooked easily in making a differential diagnosis of lesions of the hip joint if its likelihood is not kept in mind. This point is well illustrated by the occurrence of a large tumor mass in the right groin of an elderly man. Competent internists, surgeons and orthopedists examined the mass and made several diagnoses, but iliopectineal bursitis was not mentioned, even indirectly. As a matter of fact, the correct diagnosis was established by operation and by a study of the literature, which confirmed my opinion that this disease has not received the clinical attention that it deserves.

REPORT OF A CASE  T. L. was first seen in the orthopedic outpatient clinic in December 1926 at the age of 49. The history and symptoms were fairly typical of slowly progressive hypertrophic arthritis involving many joints over a period of years; the right hip joint

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