Radium Volume 16

Radium Volume 16

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...they are in the minority. It has been a matter of rather frequent personal observation that this characteristic radium leucorrhea appears periodically for several months at the usual menstrual time and seems to indicate an effort on the part of nature to re-establish the menstrual rhythm. The discharge is chemically irritating and if not properly treated by cleansing douches becomes foul and may set up an annoying vaginitis, as has occurred in more than one of my cases." "The origin of the discharge has, so far as I know, not been definitely determined. Its source seems to be from the endometrium. It may represent a superficial necrosis of the mucous membrane, or it may result from stimulation of the endometrial glands; probably both factors share in the process." "The specific leucorrhea following radiation has been alluded to by several writers as of little importance, and indeed in the majority of cases such is the fact. Nevertheless, I can recall three cases, and doubtless there are others that I have not followed as closely, in which the discarge persisted for monts; in two of them for over a year before it subsided. These patients, although completely relieved of the symptoms for which they had received the treatment, were so distressed by the intractable leucorrhea that they keenly regretted not having submitted to a hysterectomy." "I know of no way by which this postradial leucorrhea may be prevented, nor by which it may be stopped if it is persistent. I usually perform a thorough curetting before applying the radium on the theory that it may diminish the amount of local necrosis, but whether this makes any material difference I am unable to say." "pa1n. Pelvic pain has been described by...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236758714
  • 9781236758712