The coexistence of fibroids of the uterus and pregnancy was formerly considered to be a rarity. By some, the occurrence of fibroids was thought to be an expression of disappointed destiny on the part of the uterus, a morbid activity of a functionally inactive organ. Again, the sterility was looked on as the result of the presence of the fibroids. One author, Carstens,1 explains the early sterility and late impregnation as being due to a correction of a malposition of the uterus by the developing fibroids, thus allowing conception to take place. The coexistence of these two conditions, fibroids and pregnancy, is not so rare as was formerly supposed, as one finds quite an abundance of these cases reported in the past few years. So, that while functionally inactive uteri may have a greater tendency to fibroid development it would seem that the presence of the fibroid, unless it
LAZARD EM. STRANGULATED PEDUNCULATED SUBSEROUS FIBROID COMPLICATING PREGNANCY AT FOUR AND ONE-HALF MONTHS: OPERATION, RECOVERY WITH DELIVERY OF CHILD AT TERM. JAMA. 1911;LVII(19):1535–1537. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260110035018
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