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April 4, 1953

Typische gynäkologische Operationen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung technischer Vorteile

JAMA. 1953;151(14):1245. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940140089039

This book, containing only 65 pages, describes and illustrates seven gynecologic operations. Included are (1) abdominal supravaginal hysterectomy, (2) abdominal total hysterectomy and removal of the adnexa, (3) the Wertheim radical operation, (4) anterior and posterior vaginal plastic operation with plication of the vesicovaginal connective tissue and high amputation of the cervix, (5) vaginal hysterectomy, (6) Schauta-Amreich radical vaginal total hysterectomy and removal of the adnexa, and (7) operative treatment of carcinoma of the vulva. All the illustrations were drawn by a physician and are well done and instructive, but too many steps have been omitted. Gland dissection is not shown in the drawings of the Wertheim operation, probably because the author says he does not routinely remove all glands. Removal of the glands is shown, however, in the illustrations of vulvectomy for cancer of the vulva. Since only seven operations are illustrated, this book is far from a complete

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