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Wertheim's operation II

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Operation for prolapse of uterus. Wertheim had made a contribution in this area in 1899 with his interposition method, which involved covering the uterus with vaginal lobes. He then developed a version of the operation that is known as suspension and superposition, involving amputation of the cervix, vaginofixation, and posterior colporraphy.


  • E. Wertheim:
    Die operative Behandlung des Prolapses mittelst Interposition und Suspension des Uterus. Berlin, 1919.

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