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Fracture of the pelvis is now a fairly common occurrence and is frequently complicated by rupture of the bladder or urethra and, at times, by complete severance of the bladder from the urethra. When this occurs the tear takes place at the point of exit of the urethra from the prostate, the gland itself with the prostatic urethra remaining attached to the bladder. In such cases immediate repair is urgently indicated, for if the repair is left till later the scar tissue and distortion resulting from the effects of the original trauma render a plastic operation difficult of performance and a stricture following the repair an almost inevitable sequel. For some years we have had under our care one such patient on whom Dr. Hugh Young had operated eleven years after his accident, obtaining a splendid result. The continuity of the urethra had been restored, allowing the cystostomy of eleven
Ormond JK, Cothran RM. A SIMPLE METHOD OF TREATING COMPLETE SEVERANCE OF THE URETHRA COMPLICATING FRACTURE OF THE PELVIS. JAMA. 1934;102(26):2180-2181. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.62750260003009c