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Treatment of Cancer of the Cervix
Addressing recently the Société belge de chirurgie, Delporte, Cahen and Sluys gave a clear account of the present status of the treatment of cancer of the cervix uteri. They show that there are differences of opinion, owing to the fact that the classification of cases as proposed by the cancer commission of the League of Nations has only a relative character. The personal factor plays a great part in the estimation of operability. The operative statistics are also sometimes purposely distorted.The Wertheim operation has given remarkable results, but it is applicable to only a small number of cases. The inoperable cases are numerous and depend much on the person who makes the selection. The operative results likewise vary. The operation has a high mortality, although it has been diminished, especially since the use of Mikulicz drainage. The results from current practice are, however,
BELGIUM. JAMA. 1933;100(25):2032. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740250054022