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September 11, 1926

RETRODISPLACEMENT OF THE UTERUS DURING PREGNANCY AND THE PUERPERIUM: AN ANALYSIS OF ONE THOUSAND PRIVATE CASES

JAMA. 1926;87(11):826-829. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680110026008
Abstract

Every study of any considerable number of cases has shown that approximately 20 per cent of women have retrodisplaced uteri. The importance of retrodisplacement as a pathologic entity has been over-emphasized, and there can be no doubt that far too many operations are being done for its correction. That it has some influence in the causation of sterility and of abortion is true, but this is much less than is commonly believed, and is made use of to too great an extent as a reason for retrodisplacement operations. We do not intend in this report to discuss the operative treatmet of retrodisplacement. We shall deal only with the question of retrodisplacement during pregnancy and the puerperium. This report concerns only a series of private patients. Ward patients have been excluded from consideration. We desire to show the incidence and management of retrodisplacement in women who are not subjected to the

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