Recent discussions in the surgical and gynecologic branches of the American, British and French medical organizations indicate a renewed interest in the question of treatment of uterine fibromyomata. This is due largely to facts brought forth as the result of the systematic routine pathologic examination of all fibroid tumors. The frequency with which fibroid tumors present degenerations and are accompanied by complications has upset the classical teaching in regard to prognosis and treatment of these growths. More particularly has interest been stimulated in regard to the so-called "malignant degenerations," as is evidenced by the prominent place which carcinoma and sarcoma occupy in recent publications on myoma. At present, however, the results of pathologic studies are not definitely collected, and there is a lack of statistical comparison. The importance of bringing together such results is evident, for the question of operative interference and extent of operation must depend on information
M'DONALD E. COMPLICATIONS AND DEGENERATIONS OF UTERINE FIBROMYOMATA.A PATHOLOGIC AND STATISTICAL STUDY OF TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY CASES. JAMA. 1904;XLII(21):1344–1349. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490660016001e
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