Among the therapeutic agents which have been used successfully to combat uterine bleeding caused by myomas and chronic metro-endometritis, or, as this is frequently called, fibrosis uteri, the most prominent are roentgenotherapy and radium. In cases of profuse bleeding, however, a surgical intervention is frequently resorted to and the uterus extirpated.
While I advocate surgical intervention in the greater number of fibromyomas, I do not approve of so radical a measure if the uterus is not the seat of neoplasm. Then, too, there are patients who will not submit to a surgical operation. And it is from such patients that I have acquired my experience.
At the New Orleans meeting of this society in 1907 I spoke of the good results obtained in instances of endometritis with menorrhagia from the intra-uterine use of phenol (carbolic acid), and in some instances, when the bleeding was very profuse and the phenol was
BOLDT HJ. ZINC CHLORID IN UTERINE HEMORRHAGE: PARTICULARLY WHEN CAUSED BY UTERINE MYOMAS AND METRO-ENDOMETRITIS OR FIBROSIS UTERI. JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(11):832–833. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270030164007
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