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April 13, 1929


JAMA. 1929;92(15):1283-1284. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700410053021

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The Use of Radium in Metrorrhagia and Menorrhagia  In addition to the ordinary uses of radium in cancer and fibroma of the uterus, MM. P. Degrais and Anselme Bellot, in a recent article, have pointed out the advantages that radium has in the treatment of certain cases of metrorrhagia and menorrhagia. The results that they record are remarkable. They confine its use to the cases in which uterine congestion is independent of the general condition; that is to say, of the condition of the liver, the lungs and the kidneys. Inflammatory lesions of the adnexa constitute a contraindication, as do postpartum or postabortum processes. A special technic is required in using radium in fibroma and cancer. They treat the hemorrhages associated with an anatomic alteration of the mucosa, especially if changes of the uterine muscle, such as sclerosis, which is an intermediary condition to true fibromatosis, exist at the same

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