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Vaginal ligation of the contents of the base of the broad ligaments, for the cure of fibroids of the uterus, was devised and performed by me as a new and original operation Nov. 15, 1892, and was described and published in the April number of the American Journal of Obstetrics in 1893. In the January number of the American Journal of Obstetrics, 1894, I reported six cases treated by the new operation.
The operation as originally described by me is as follows: The ligation of more or less of the broad ligament of the uterus, with its vessels and nerves, the extent of the ligation depending upon the result sought, from a simple ligation of the base of the ligament, including the uterine arteries and branches of both sides without opening the peritoneum to a complete ligation of the ligament of one side, including both uterine and ovarian arteries, with
MARTIN FH. VAGINAL LIGATION OF THE BROAD LIGAMENTS FOR FIBROIDS OF THE UTERUS AND OTHER MINOR SURGICAL TREATMENT.. JAMA. 1896;XXVI(17):818–825. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430690020002d