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PIVER M. STEVEN MD FACOG; RUTLEDGE, FELIX MD, FACOG; SMITH, JULIAN P. MD, FACOG
Obstetrics & Gynecology: August 1974
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Five classes of extended hysterectomies used in treating women with cervical cancer are described. The term “radical hysterectomy” is not adequate to record and communicate the different amounts of therapy attempted and the subsequent risk of complications. Describing the technical features of five operations enables us to more accurately evaluate our results and provides a better understanding of the need to tailor each patient's treatment by using an operation that is adequate but not excessive.

© 1974 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists