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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