The meagerness of the literature on conservative surgery on the ovaries, when these organs are the seat of neoplastic formations, has prompted me to analyze the cases in which I have performed operations in the last nine years, and of which detailed records, noting the pelvic conditions and symptoms at the end of one and two years, have been kept.
Do the remote results of conservative surgery on a diseased ovary warrant us ir resecting such an organ? This is the question which the surgeon must answer daily, at the operating table. On the one hand, ablation in a young woman has many unfortunate physical and psychical results; while the preservation of a part of one or both ovaries renders the symptomatic cure of the patient uncertain, and a secondary operation may be necessary.
The reasons which have been advanced in favor of conservatism are