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May 23, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(21):1811-1812. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720470065023

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Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology  The Congresso nazionale della società italiana di ostetricia e ginecologia was held recently in Rome, at the Policlinico Umberto Primo, under the chairmanship of Professor Pestalozza, senator, and clinician of Rome.

MYOMECTOMY  The official paper on the first topic, "Myomectomy," was presented by Dr. Bacialli of Novara, who emphasized only the points that are not quite settled; namely, the various forms of technic, the disadvantages, the possibility of pregnancy developing, and the movement when surgical intervention is advisable.Discussing myomectomy of pedicled tumors and the enucleation of interstitial and intraligamentous subserous tumors, the speaker observed that the habit of grouping under the same term "myomectomy" the simple removal of a pedicled fibroma and the enucleation of one or more interstitial nodules had brought confusion into the statistics.With regard to the technic of enucleation, not only in pregnancy but also in the normal uterus, the

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