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September 24, 1932

Recent Work on Ptosis (Prolapse) of the Female Pelvic Viscera.

JAMA. 1932;99(13):1109-1110. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740650067043

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This is an exceedingly interesting brochure on descensus of the female pelvic viscera. The first part of the book is taken up with an extensive anatomic study of the endopelvic fascia. The study of the anatomy was made by means of dissection, which is of primary importance and should precede all other methods of studying the pelvic supports. Only in this manner can one get a true knowledge of these structures. The method used by Roberts was different from the conventional procedure adopted by anatomists and, being from the surgical point of view, should aid the surgeon materially. In this description most of the emphasis is laid on the mesovesicomüllerian tissuc as the main support of the pelvic viscera. An embryologic study is made to explain the conformation of the mesovesicomüllerian suspensory tissue. In a chapter on roentgenography an admirable study of the radiologic evidence of cystocele and prolapsus of

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