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December 22, 1906

FIBROID TUMORS OF THE UTERUS.A STUDY OF THE DEGENERATIONS AND COMPLICATIONS IN TWENTY-TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FOUR CASES.

Author Affiliations

Surgeon-in-Chief, Kensington Hospital for Women; Gynecologist to the Stetson Hospital. PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(25):2065-2071. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210250019001f
Abstract

FIBROMYOMATA A CAUSE OF STERILITY.  Olshausen44 states that women having fibroid tumors are often sterile. Among 1,731 married women there were 520, or 30 per cent., who were sterile. As the sterile women are those who most frequently come under the physician's observation, the true percentage of sterility is probably lower. Small subserous fibroids frequently prevent conception by distortion and displacement of the adnexa. Interstitial fibroids form a considerable hindrance to conception, through the changes in the endometrium and the deformity of the uterine cavity which they produce. Cervical fibroids and cervical polyps usually prevent conception, although there are exceptions to this rule.The statements of Olshausen commend themselves to all those who have large experience in dealing with fibroid tumors.

THE INFLUENCE OF FIBROID TUMORS ON PREGNANCY AND LABOR.  Olshausen,44 from the statistics of numerous writers, concludes that the position of the child in utero is considerably

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