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January 15, 1938

THE TREATMENT OF PRIMARY CARCINOMA OF THE MALE URETHRA

Author Affiliations

SAN FRANCISCO

From the Department of Urology, Mount Zion Hospital.

JAMA. 1938;110(3):184-187. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790030018005
Abstract

Carcinoma originating in the male urethra has always been considered a relatively rare disease. The first authentic case was reported by Hutchinson1 in 1861. Bierbaum2 fifty-one years later was able to collect only forty-nine cases from the literature. Goldstein and Abeshouse3 in the early part of this year stated that up to the present time 112 cases had been described.

We have made a thorough search of the literature on this subject and have found 143 reported cases. Many of these had not been mentioned by any authors since their original publication. We have abstracted and tabulated each case history.

The object of this paper is to enumerate the various types of treatment used and to emphasize those giving the best results. This paper also includes two new cases, making a total of 145 reported to date.

In reviewing the histories, it was evident that the site

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