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January 20, 1951

La chirurgie à deux équipes dans le traitement des cancers pelviens

JAMA. 1951;145(3):189. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920210061029

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This book deals with the approach to pelvic carcinomas by means of two surgical teams. It incorporates the surgical treatment of carcinoma of the rectum, colpohysterectomy and cystectomy. A photograph representing the two teams in action is presented on page 13. It would have been well to include the position of the surgical nurse or nurses and the location of the instruments and other necessary armamentaria in this photograph. Each section includes a review of the surgical anatomy involved and lists the advantages of this method. Among the advantages, the authors state that the lack of shock, which they believe is due to the patient's being kept in one position, is most beneficial and that this two team method also permits a more thorough exploration and liberation of the lesion and the surrounding tissues.

Under the section pertaining to the amputation of the rectum in males, a small insert showing

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