The Treatment of Myoma Uteri and Menorrhagia with Radium and Roentgen Rays

S. A. Heyerdahl
1922 Acta Radiologica  
As we now actually stand before the beginning of a new period of roentgen therapy, I thought it would be of interest to take a look round and see what we have hitherto attained through the old methods with reference to myoma uteri and rnenorrhagia, in as far as this subject has just been up for discussion at the Scandinavian Surgical Congress in Helsingfors where it was much commented on by the surgeons and gynecologists of these northern countries. Of the rather numerous cases of myoma and
more » ... es of myoma and menorrhagia, which -1 have had the opportunity of treating with rays since 2922, 1 have collected those which have been dealt with from 1922 to 2929 and which have been under observation for 2 years and more. When I leave out those cases which have only been observed for some short time or have been insufficiently treated with rays, there remain 30 cases of myoma uteri and I / cases of menorrhagia, which I have had the opportunity of following from 2 to 9 years. I shall begin with the rnyoma uteri. M y o m a uteri ~~-~ 30 patients Of these patients 17 have been under observation from 5 to 9 years and 7 from 2 to 5 years after beginning the ray treatment. 6 patients have been operated after the ray treatment, 25 patients were only treated with roentgen rays, 5 patients got both roentgen and radium treatment.
doi:10.3109/00016922209137206 fatcat:e22poih7dvhwfdgkjhbt2w4nhu