Cyclopaedia of Obstetrics and Gynecology Volume 9

Cyclopaedia of Obstetrics and Gynecology Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...'St. Thomas' Hosp. Rep., 1870. BLehrbuch, 4 ed. I., p. 212. 9 Wurt'bgCorrespondenzb., 186S. 10L.c. 229. II Archiv. fur Gynakologie, VI., p. 512 and 515 15 Obstetric Journal, Dec. 1874. 13 Atropine des corps fibreux de l'uterus apres raccouchement, Gaz. des Hop., 1869, p. 361. are directly imbedded in uterine tissue, their absorption is the more comprehensible, as is also the influence in this direction of parturition and childbed, during which processes the contractions of the uterus and the involution of this organ induce similar changes in the entire mass of the muscular substance of the uterus. We can also understand that the soft tumors will participate more readily in the general atrophy of the uterus which takes place at the menopause, than will dense, encapsulated fibromata. Of course I do not intend thereby to deny the possibility of the disappearance of encapsulated fibromata, but I believe that the latter diminish in size rather as the result of induration and atrophy, and that distinct residua often remain, which anatomical investigation at least will succeed in detecting. It is just this condition of induration of the tumor, this diminution in size at the menopause, which is so very frequently combined with calcification, as has previously been stated. The cases of Hildebrandt,1 Fehling, Lente and a large number of others are of this description. Another very favorable, but equally rare event, is the spontaneous expulsion of fibroids. This may happen, on the one hand, in cases of pediculated tumors as the result of simple tearing of the pedicle, or the tumor may actually be born, so to speak, through the medium of violent uterine contractions, and may then break off. But even in the caso of the-more interstitial tumors, those more

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