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November 25, 1950

Chirurgisch-gynäkologische Grenzfragen: Physiologie und Pathologie der weiblichen Geschlechtsorgane in Beziehung zur Chirurgie

JAMA. 1950;144(13):1134. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920130086035

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This book deals with borderline cases in gynecologic surgery. Many so-called borderline questions are propounded, and an attempt is made to answer these, the answers being based on both statistical data and the author's experiences. The book is divided into the following three parts: part 1, dealing with the female cycle and borderline surgical questions; Part A of this section, the influence of menstruation on operative procedures, and Part B, intraperitoneal bleeding (gynecologic) as an indication for surgical intervention; part 2, pregnancy and the surgical borderline questions, and part 3, gynecologic diseases and borderline cases. The pros and cons of surgical intervention during menses are discussed, and various authorities are quoted. The author reports no complications in 126 major surgical procedures performed during menses. In 400 cases of intraperitoneal bleeding, only 55 were not caused by ectopic pregnancies; these 55 were of ovarian origin. In part 2 the author discusses

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