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Article
October 1938

MALIGNANT ENDOMETRIOSIS OF THE OVARY, RESEMBLING ARRHENOBLASTOMA: REPORT OF A CASE IN A GIRL AGED NINETEEN

Author Affiliations

STATEN ISLAND, N. Y.
From the Richmond Memorial Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1938;37(4):554-561. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1938.01200040036004
Abstract

A few years ago Meyer1 classified certain ovarian tumors according to their biologic effects. The tumors were the arrhenoblastoma, which produces masculine changes, the granulosa cell, or feminizing, tumor and the dysgerminoma, which occurs in women with pseudohermaphrodism or poorly developed gonads. Both masculine and feminine features occurred in the case of ovarian cyst to be reported, but their relation to the cyst is perhaps questionable.

REPORT OF CASE  The patient was an Italian girl aged 19. She came to the hospital complaining of a third attack of sharp, continuous abdominal pain of twenty-four hours' duration, which had come at the end of a menstrual period; the others had preceded the last two menstrual periods and had been less severe. During the past year menstruation had occurred every three weeks, whereas it had taken place every four weeks previously since the age of 14. The change in menstrual frequency

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