MARTIN PERLMUTTER, M.D.
In 1937, Meigs and Cass1 reported seven cases in which a benign fibroma of the ovary was accompanied by a serous transudate in the peritoneal cavity and in one or both pleural cavities. In all cases the surgical removal of the benign pelvic tumor proved to be the only step necessary to relieve the patient of the ascites and pleural effusion. These investigators pointed out that "the importance of such lesions in medical and surgical problems seems very great, for unexplained pleurisy with effusion and unexplained ascites are problems that occasionally confront our internists. They must be made aware of
PERLMUTTER M. THECOMA OF THE OVARY ASSOCIATED WITH PLEURAL EFFUSION AND ASCITES; MEIGS SYNDROME1. Ann Intern Med. ;20:132–140. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-1-132
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(1):132-140.
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