Chapter 11 - Female Diseases
Introduction to Female Diseases
Inflammation of the Neck of the Womb
Inflammation of the Ovaries
Absence of the Menses
Profuse Menstruation
Painful Menstruation
Green Sickness
Cessation of the Menses
Polypus of the Womb
Uterine Hydatids
Inflammation of the Womb
Falling of the Womb
Falling Over of the Womb
Tumors of the Womb
Cancer of the Womb
Ovarian Tumors
Inflammation of the Fallopian Tubes
Inflammation of the Vagina
Itching of the External Parts
Tubal Pregnancy
Prevention of Pregnancy
Antiseptic Dressings
Milk Leg
Child Bed Fever
Puerperal Convulsions
Nursing Sore Mouth
Broken Breast
Sore Nipples
Sex of Child, How to Regulate Before Birth

11.18 Ovarian Tumors

Ovarian Tumors.

OVARIAN tumors are rather frequent growths, occurring for the most part as cysts and attaining a huge size; not infrequently they grow to such an extent that their weight far exceeds that of the entire body. They are filled with a clear light yellow fluid. Their treatment consists in their removal through the abdomen (ovariotomy), and should be operated upon as soon as detected. The rate of mortality following these growths is not large. It was this operation, began in America in the forties, that was the beginning of a new era for surgery of the abdomen. Only when neglected does one now a days meet with these enormous growths.
When for any reason an operation is inadvisable, they may be tapped and comfort received for a long time.
The ovary is likewise the seat of other growths both benign and malignant.

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