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January 26, 1924

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE SEMINAL VESICLES

JAMA. 1924;82(4):270-274. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650300016005
Abstract

One of the first surgical aims in treating pus infections of the body is to secure good drainage. At times it is not practical to apply this principle, and excision of the infected part is necessary. Further help is often obtained by the use of antiseptics in combating the invading organism, although it is most important to establish good drainage before help from antiseptics can be anticipated.

These general principles apply to infected seminal vesicles. It is our purpose in presenting this paper to emphasize the fact that drainage of the seminal vesicles may be acelerated by dilation of the ejaculatory ducts through the urethra. Belfield 1 and his followers have described the occurrence of stricture of the ejaculatory ducts as seen by roentgenograms taken of the seminal vesicles and ducts injected through the vas deferens; the condition has also been seen at necropsy. The ducts at times are also

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