KINLOCH NELSON, M.D.; CHARLES W. DENNISON, M.D.
Confronted with a female patient with a pelvic tumor and with ascites or hydrothorax, or both, one is prone to make a diagnosis of malignant tumor with metastasis. It does not appear to be generally known that benign pelvic growths may be associated with such accumulations of fluid, and that even when the tumor is malignant the fluid may not represent peritoneal or pleural involvement. It is the purpose of this report to call attention to such occurrences.
The point of greatest significance is the remarkable recovery of such patients following removal of the tumor when it is benign, and
NELSON K, DENNISON CW. PELVIC TUMORS WITH ASCITES, HYDROTHORAX, OR BOTH (MEIGS'S SYNDROME)1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:1055–1062. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-4-1055
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(4):1055-1062.
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