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Primary carcinoma of the vagina

  • Henry Clay Frick II
    Affiliations
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

    Department of Radiology, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

    Obstetrical Service of the Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA

    Gynecological Service of the Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA

    Radiological Service of the Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA

    Gynecological Service of the Francis Delafield Hospital of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York, USA

    Radiological Service of the Francis Delafield Hospital of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
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  • Harold W. Jacox
    Affiliations
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

    Department of Radiology, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

    Obstetrical Service of the Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA

    Gynecological Service of the Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA

    Radiological Service of the Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA

    Gynecological Service of the Francis Delafield Hospital of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York, USA

    Radiological Service of the Francis Delafield Hospital of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
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  • Howard C. Taylor Jr.
    Affiliations
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

    Department of Radiology, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

    Obstetrical Service of the Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA

    Gynecological Service of the Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA

    Radiological Service of the Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA

    Gynecological Service of the Francis Delafield Hospital of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York, USA

    Radiological Service of the Francis Delafield Hospital of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
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      Abstract

      Between the years 1930 and 1966, 52 patients with primary carcinoma of the vagina were treated at the Delafield and Presbyterian Hospitals. Forty-two were treated between 1930 and 1961, and of these 15 (35.7 per cent) survived for 5 years or more. The majority, 34 in number with survival of 11, were managed by a combination of external radiation and intravaginal or interstitial radium treatment. Eight patients with primary disease underwent radical operation, of which 4 survived for 5 years or more. On the basis of this experience, comments are made on the indicated type of therapy.
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