Progressive Medicine. a Quarterly Digest of Advances, Discoveries, and Improvements in the Medical and Surgical Sciences Volume 3

Progressive Medicine. a Quarterly Digest of Advances, Discoveries, and Improvements in the Medical and Surgical Sciences Volume 3

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...commonly denoted as myopathia hemorrhagica (hemorrhage of the menopause). These cases, as a rule, present little, if any, defined anatomical cause to account for the bleeding, and comprise some of the most serious instances of acute hemorrhage. It occurs most commonly in women approaching the menopause, though it may be found in comparatively young women. The uterus may be normal in size or slightly enlarged, and often presents a normal endometrium. The bleeding is supposed to be due to a disproportion of connective tissue over muscular tissue in the myometrium or to some aberration of ovarian secretion or other ductless glands. In these cases the bleeding was controlled primarily in 100 per cent., with 90 per cent. of permanent results. The average time from the treatment until amenorrhea occurred was four weeks. The second group included patients presenting a history of menorrhagia or metrorrhagia lasting for months or years, practically all of whom had a uniformly enlarged, hard or occasionally flabby, uterus. Many gave a history of puerperal complications. In some, the origin of the trouble appeared to be extensive lacerations of the cervix, involving the parametrium. These cases are ordinarily classified as chronic metritis, polypoid endometritis, hyperplasia, fibrosis, etc. Amenorrhea was produced in every case within one month after treatment, and all but 2 of the 18 cases have recently been communicated with and none report a return of the bleeding. Many presented an enlarged uterus before the treatment, but everyone examined three months or longer after the treatment showed a uterus approximately normal in size. The menopausal symptoms seemed to be more pronounced in this group than in any of the other series. In a third group the author...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236590430
  • 9781236590435