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October 5, 1901

A SATISFACTORY OPERATION FOR CERTAIN CASES OF RETROVERSION OF THE UTERUS.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush Medical College, affiliated with the University of Chicago; Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Presbyterian Hospital. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(14):913. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470400037001h

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Abstract

During the past year I have carried out the following procedure in a number of cases where operative interference has been deemed advisable for retroversion of the uterus.

The patient being in the Trendelenburg position, the abdomen is opened, adhesions are separated and other pathologic conditions, which may be present, attended to. The fundus of the uterus is elevated and pushed forward. A small hole is then made through the broad ligament on one side under the utero-ovarian ligament near the uterus. Through it a pair of forceps is passed from behind in order to grasp the round ligament about an inch from its uterine end. The latter is then pulled through the broad ligament in a double fold. It is carried across the back of the uterus a short distance above the utero-sacral ligaments and is then stitched in this position with chromic catgut. A similar procedure is carried

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