The results of hysterectomy for carcinoma of the cervix have been so unsatisfactory in the experience of most operators that the question naturally arises whether there is any necessity of subjecting the woman so suffering to one operation more serious than another, if the lesser one will do as much to ameliorate her suffering, or give her as long a respite from the ravages of the disease as the more serious one.
CERVICAL CANCER TO BE STUDIED ALONE.
Hysterectomy for carcinoma of the body of the uterus, when the malignant process has not invaded the peritoneal covering of the organ or the perimetrium, gives results so satisfactory that no one can question its advisability in every case. The roseate and misleading reports of from 30 to 40 per cent, of non-recurrences after hysterectomy done for carcinoma of the uterus must have included all forms of the disease, those of the
FREDERICK CC. HIGH AMPUTATION OF THE CERVIX VERSUS HYSTERECTOMY FOR CARCINOMA OF THE CERVIX.. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(4):191–193. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480300015002a