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January 1959

Ovarian Cystomas: A Biostatistical and Pathological Study of Two Large Simultaneous Series Occurring in a Large General and a Large Private Hospital

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Departments of Pathology, University of Southern California School of Medicine, the Los Angeles County Hospital, and Mercy Hospital, San Diego, Calif., and from the Tumor Tissue Registry of the Cancer Commission, California Medical Association, Los Angeles.

AMA Arch Surg. 1959;78(1):98-107. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1959.04320010100018

Introduction  In a previous paper,1 one of us (W. K. B.) reviewed a large series of consecutive ovarian neoplasms occurring in a large general hospital. The pertinent data concerning the distribution of types of neoplasms, their clinical and pathological features, and their clinical behavior were summarized. We continued this study by reviewing a large series of consecutive ovarian tumors surgically treated in two hospitals for the period July 1, 1946, to Dec. 31, 1956. One of these hospitals, the Los Angeles County Hospital, is a very large charity hospital in which the population tends to be in the older age groups; the other, Mercy Hospital in San Diego, is a large private hospital with a somewhat younger general population. A statistical and pathological review of the entire series will be presented in a separate communication. In this paper we wish to discuss only the cystomas occurring in non-Negroid, non-Oriental,

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