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February 8, 1941


Author Affiliations

From the Los Angeles Tumor Institute, 1407 South Hope Street.

JAMA. 1941;116(6):464-468. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820060012003

Several years ago a report1 was published on 604 patients with uterine fibromyoma treated between 1921 and 1926 by means of radiation therapy in our practice (Soiland, Costolow and Meland). Since that time 1,137 additional patients have been treated. A statistical analysis has been made of 1,009 of those treated between 1927 and 1937, with a follow-up of from two and one-half to twelve and one-half years. Of this group, 23 were either "lost" or impossible to follow for a two and one-half year period. However, several of these patients showed improvement when last examined, and we believe the final results would conform to the findings of the large group. It is doubtful if many of them were later operated on, as it is logical to assume that those patients who found treatment unsatisfactory would have returned. At any rate, in analyzing a large group of 986 cases, 23