Original communication| Volume 29, ISSUE 1, P117-123, January 1951

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Acute abdominal symptoms from the bleeding ovary

Analysis of eighty-four proved cases
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        1. Symptoms believed to be caused by bleeding from an ovary were recorded on 172 patients. In 84, the diagnosis was verified at operation. In 88, the diagnosis seemed so certain and symptoms and signs so minimal that operation was not considered necessary.
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        2. Symptoms, signs, operative findings, and treatment were analyzed in the 84 patients subjected to operation.
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        3. Attention was called to the difficulties of differential diagnoses in such patients whose histories and findings simulate acute appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, and other acute abdominal emergencies, and to the fact that increasing experience with the disease apparently does not make such differentiation more successful.
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        4. It was pointed out that treatment should be conservative with preservation of all ovarian tissue.
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