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May 4, 1918

END-RESULTS IN THE PROSTATECTOMIZED PATIENT: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSISBASED ON ONE HUNDRED AND TEN CASES (FIFTY-FIVE SUPRAPUBIC, FIFTY-FIVE PERINEAL)

Author Affiliations

Captain, M. R. C., U. S. Army; Visiting Genito-Urinary Surgeon, St. Louis City Hospital ST. LOUIS

JAMA. 1918;70(18):1287-1290. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600180015005
Abstract

My natural interest, as a urologist, in the life of the prostatectomized patient after complete operative convalescence, particularly as it involved the several important functions subjected to surgical assault, prompted me, in 1917, to write to a considerable number of general practitioners for information of those of their patients on whom a prostatectomy had been done. I enclosed a printed questionnaire covering the following points:

  • When was operation performed?

  • Age of patient at operation.

  • Suprapubic or perineal?

  • Did wound heal promptly?

  • If urinary fistula resulted, how long was it in healing?

  • Present frequency of urination: (1) day; (2) night.

  • Has patient full control of bladder?

  • Has patient incontinence? Complete or partial?

  • Cystitis?

  • Pain: Connected with Urination? Independent of Urination? Location.

  • Amount of residual urine.

  • What force to stream?

  • Effect of operation on sexual power.

  • Increased, lessened or unchanged?

  • Was there stricture of urethra following operation?

  • Is urine clear?

  • Has there

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