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January 14, 1911

THE RESULTS OBTAINED BY THE RADICAL ABDOMINAL OPERATION FOR CARCINOMA OF THE UTERUS

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TOLEDO, OHIO

JAMA. 1911;LVI(2):96-101. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560020012005
Abstract

The evolution of the modern radical operation for the cure of cancer of the uterus has kept pace not only with the general evolution and progress in surgery but with the modern conceptions of the pathology of cancer as well.

The abdominal radical extirpation of cancer of the uterus may be said to be still in its infancy. Sufficient time has not elapsed in which to draw definite conclusions, but this fact remains, that up to the present time our experiences with operations for cancer in all parts of the body prove that an operation which gives the least number of recurrences must conform to the following general principles, namely, "the complete removal of the diseased organ, and as much of the surrounding tissues as is possible, together with the removal of the regional lymphatic glands which drain the part affected."

There exists at the present time no other disease

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