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November 13, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(20):1659-1660. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680200059019

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The French Congress of Surgery (Continued)  M. Mocquot of Paris and Professor de Rouville of Montpellier presented a paper on "Conservative Operations in Inflammatory Lesions of the Adnexa." After stressing the conservative character of present-day operative gynecology, they enumerated the various interventions proposed to maintain fecundity, or, at least, menstruation, after operation. They endorsed medical treatment in acute adnexitis. The enumeration included (1) conservative operations on the ovary: ignipuncture, now abandoned; partial resection of the ovary, which is often followed by recurrence of cysts; resection of the presacral nerve (a good operation, indications for which are the existence of true neuromas of the sympathetic nerve in the pedicles of ovaries that are chronically inflamed, and one that has given excellent results in the hands of Roux of Montpellier); (2) conservative operations on the tube: resection and repair of the tube, suturing of the infundibulum to the ovary, restoration of the

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