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 HEMORRHAGEPARTICULARLY 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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