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Meigs' expanded Wertheim operation

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Total extirpation of the uterus.

Description

Total extirpation of the uterus, including a part of posterior area of vagina, as well as both adnexes, with a minute sharp dissection of lymphatic node tissue in the small pelvis out to the pelvic wall and down to the levator fascia.

See also:
Wertheim's operation, under Ernst Wertheim, Austrian gynaecologist, 1864-1920.

Schauta's operation, under Friedrich Schauta, Austrian surgeon and gynaecologist, 1849-1919.

Stoeckel's operation, under Walter Stoeckel, German gynaecologist and obstetrician, 1871-1961.

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