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Uterine denervation by culdotomy: A preliminary report


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    The technique of culdotomy is described for visualisation of the pelvic viscera.

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    The relief of dysmenorrhæa, dyspareunia and pelvic pain by uterosacral resection of Frankenhauser’s plexus is reported.

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    Vaginal bleeding may mean ovarian cancer.

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    Ovarian cancer can be detected in its earliest stage by culdotomy.

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Communication made to Section of Obstetrics, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland.

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Doyle, J.B. Uterine denervation by culdotomy: A preliminary report. Ir J Med Sci 28, 73–76 (1953).

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