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February 18, 1939

THE MANAGEMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS OF THE CERVIX UTERIA REPORT BASED ON 191 CASES, SIX CASES BEING REPORTED FOR THE FIRST TIME

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES

From the Surgical Pathology Laboratory, Los Angeles County General Hospital, and the Departments of Surgery and Pathology, College of Medical Evangelists.

JAMA. 1939;112(7):605-610. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800070021005
Abstract

Tuberculosis of the cervix uteri merits the serious consideration of the entire medical profession. It is significant that its gross appearance often closely resembles that of carcinoma. Tachezy1 and Tommaselli2 have both drawn attention to instances of tuberculosis and carcinoma existing in the same uterus. Only sixty-two articles on this subject were listed in the Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office, United States Army, up to the year 1914. In few recorded cases in the past has the condition been correctly diagnosed before the cervical lesion was studied under the microscope. Undoubtedly in many instances it has been lightly dismissed as representing far advanced cervical carcinoma with a consequent hopeless prognosis. This is unfortunate because many patients could have been restored to a full and useful life had proper treatment been instituted.

Counseller and I3 presented a study on this subject in 1934. We

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