THE RODMAN OPERATION FOR BREAST CANCER

DONALD GUTHRIE
1914 Journal of the American Medical Association  
Rodman in 1908 described an operation for the radical treatment of breast cancer which embraces the Fig. 1.-A, pectoralis major muscle. good features of the most approved and accepted methods. In the past three and one-half years, my associate, S. D. Molyneux, and myself, have operated in 117 breast cases. Of this number 79 had the radical Fig. 2.-A, pectoralis major muscle; , acromiothoracic artery; C, pectoralis major (clavicular portion); D, pectoralis minor muscle; E, long thoracic artery.
more » ... g thoracic artery. operation, 77 for carcinoma, 1 for sarcoma, and 1 for tuberculosis, and in 74 instances we used the Rodman operation. This number of cases is far too small, and the length of time since operation too short, to justify
doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570150012003 fatcat:sac7phogingk7o3apoj45f6fea