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January 28, 1928

END-RESULTS IN CONSERVATIVE AND RADICAL OVARIAN SURGERY

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE; JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

JAMA. 1928;90(4):284-287. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690310036011
Abstract

The question of conservation of ovarian tissue when doing a hysterectomy versus total ablation is one that has interested gynecologists for many years. Recently, the evidence for conservative pelvic surgery has been accumulating at the expense of evidence for more radical disposition of ovarian tissue. However, if one is to judge by the reports from various clinics within the last decade, it is evident that opinion is still far from crystallized. In 1915, Vineberg1 sent questionnaires to many members of the American Gynecological Society asking their opinion on the disposition of ovarian tissue when doing a hysterectomy. Although the majority were in favor of conserving ovarian tissue when feasible before the age of 45, there were some who reported that they made a practice of always removing the ovaries when performing a hysterectomy. Since then, reports have been made from various clinics throughout the country on the ultimate results

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