Excerpt from A System of Obstetrics, Vol. 2: Illustrated With Two Hundred and Twenty-One Engravings on Wood Tears of the uterus occurring in labor may be divided into those of the neck, of the body, and those of both neck and body. Tears of the Neck of the Uterus - It almost invariably happens in a primipara that there is a transverse laceration of the vaginal portion in labor this tear is generally deeper upon the left than upon the right side, but as a rule does not even in the former extend as far as the vaginal vault. So, too, some tearing Of the OS in labor usually occurs in multiparae. But these are physiological tears, and only exceptionally demand the attention Of the Obstetrician. If, however, a tear of the cervix, whether Of the vaginal portion alone or extending above it, is followed by hemorrhage, the recognition of the accident and immediate treatment may be required. Such injury is liable to occur if forceps be applied and extraction made before the OS is sufficiently dilated; and so, too, podalic version and extraction under a similar condition may cause it. Remy1 has reported a case Of grave hemorrhage from a tear Of the neck of the uterus extraction of the presenting head was made by the forceps when the OS was incompletely dilated, and the left Side Of the cervix was thereby torn. The hemorrhage was SO serious that compression of the aorta was employed, and then a tampon was introduced and allowed to remain twenty hours; recovery. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.