Case 8-1977: Pelvic Mass in a 53-Year-Old Woman with Primary Amenorrhea

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Presentation of Case A 53-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of a pelvic mass. She was well until 10 days previously, when she became constipated and felt lower abdominal “pressure,” accompanied by dribbling incontinence of urine. One week before admission she had difficulty urinating, and the urine had an abnormal odor. She was seen in the clinic, where examination disclosed a pelvic mass. The patient had never menstruated. She had always been tall and of exceptional physical strength. Her libido was never strong. Breast development began at 13 years of age and progressed normally, although pubic and axillary. © 1977, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

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Cited Authors

  • Cabot, RC; Scully, RE; Galdabini, JJ; Mcneely, BU; Richardson, GS; Robboy, SJ

Published Date

  • February 24, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 296 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 439 - 444

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-4406

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-4793

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJM197702242960808

Citation Source

  • Scopus