oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The management of uterine fibroids in the Rhodesian African

Volume 16, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A series of 167 Rhodesian African women with uterine fibroids are reviewed. An analysis is made of their age, parity, presenting symptoms and method of treatment. There is a very high incidence of concomitant pelvic infection in these cases which adds greatly to the hazards of surgery. The particular safeguards which are important when doing an abdominal hysterectomy are emphasised.

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