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March 20, 1926

The Radiological Examination of the Male Urethra.

JAMA. 1926;86(12):896-897. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670380086048

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The authors start with a short history of the radiography of the male urethra, giving full credit to their predecessors. The first chapter is devoted to the description of the technic employed. The various contrast mediums are discussed and the authors explain their preference for lipiodol. They lay great stress on the maintenance of a constant stream through the urethra and describe their apparatus employed for this purpose. The radiographic apparatus and the postures of the patient are discussed in detail. A special chapter is devoted to the interpretation of the pictures obtained. After the normal urethrograms have been demonstrated, the various pathologic conditions are taken up in their pictorial appearance. Of high interest are the urethrocystograms taken after prostatectomy. While the authors do not claim that radiography will replace urethroscopy and cystoscopy, they maintain that this method is a valuable and occasionally an indispensable addition to the methods of

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