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April 30, 1955

Retropubic Prostatectomy for Benign Enlargement of the Prostate Gland

JAMA. 1955;157(18):1662. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950350076035

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The title of this monograph is misleading. The author states that he aims to present the subject of retropubic prostatectomy to the student of urology in as simple a manner as possible. He then proceeds to present a series of excellent monographs. One of the most elaborate and detailed discussions ever compiled on the anatomy and vascular supply of the prostate precedes a general discussion on the incidence, etiology, and pathology of benign prostatic enlargement. A most comprehensive discussion on preoperative management of the prostate covers every angle of the subject. The technique of retropubic prostatectomy is presented in a most complete manner and is made especially graphic by the accompanying drawings. Postoperative complications are considered, with an additional monograph on osteitis pubis. The latter subject is considered in great detail. An evaluation of the author's personal experiences with the procedure in 100 consecutive patients is presented. The final chapter

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