Intra-abdominal anomalies are relatively rare. This conclusion is warranted, at least, by the literature. The fact that they are diagnosed, except in exceptional instances, only at operation or necropsy, limits our knowledge concerning their frequency of occurrence. Anomalies are encountered most often in the genito-urinary apparatus of the female. The case here reported is that of a woman having two distinct anomalies of the genito-urinary system, and one of the alimentary system.
REPORT OF CASE
—Mrs. J., a married white woman, aged 37, had had chronic constipation and long continued epigastric pain, accompanied by sterility. The present illness began two days before her admission to the hospital, with vomiting and epigastric pain. On admission the patient presented symptoms of acute intestinal obstruction. She was almost in collapse. Her appearance was cachectic, and a distinct tumor was palpable, which was taken to be the head of the colon.