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May 23, 1942

END RESULTS IN REMOVAL OF BLADDER NECK OBSTRUCTION

JAMA. 1942;119(4):336-337. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830210028008
Abstract

In a perusal of the voluminous literature on the subject of the treatment of bladder neck obstruction, whether by suprapubic or perineal prostatectomy or by transurethral resection, one finds that all phases of the subject have been considered, and some of them in great detail, with the possible exception of a discussion of the end results. A good deal of argumentation is to be found in the present day literature relative to the pros and cons; that is, the arguments for and against resection in the treatment of bladder neck obstruction. But an equal amount of emphasis has not been placed on the essential aspect of the treatment, which is the relief of the obstruction. Relief of the obstruction results in cure; therefore, relief of the obstruction is the objective that must be attained, because unless the obstruction is completely relieved, no matter which method of operation is employed, one

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