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July 19, 1947

La chirurgie en obstétrique

JAMA. 1947;134(12):1054. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880290068031

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This book does not deal with obstetric operations such as forceps deliveries but with surgical procedures for complications that occur during gestation and also with operations for conditions that prevent pregnancy. The authors describe and in most cases illustrate operations for (1) malformations of the genital organs such as imperforate hymen, stenosis of the vagina and cervix, absence of the vagina and double vagina or uterus, (2) acquired sterility due to inflammatory disease, neoplasms and retroflexion, (3) special obstetric conditions which can be remedied by surgical procedures such as ectopic pregnancy, fixed retroflexed gravid uterus, hydatid mole and chorionepithelioma, (4) complications of pregnancy which can be corrected surgically, including appendicitis, intestinal obstruction, cancer of the cervix, fibromyomas of the uterus and ovarian cyst, (5) soft part and bony dystocia at the end of pregnancy and during labor, including cesarean section, symphysiotomy and means of treating placenta previa, abruptio placentae, rupture

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