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November 16, 1912


Author Affiliations

Genito-Urinary Surgeon to Outpatients, Massachusetts General Hospital BOSTON

JAMA. 1912;LIX(20):1786-1788. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270110200009

A year ago I published an account of an early case of carcinoma of the bladder which Dr. Chute and I removed by the transperitoneal route. The so far successful outcome of this case has encouraged me to present a brief summary of this condition in order to bring up several points for discussion in regard to cancer of the bladder; also to endeavor to sum up the results so far obtained by the transperitoneal operation.

In this presentation the term "cancer of the bladder" is intended to apply to that type of new growth which is early infiltrating and which requires the resection of a greater or less portion of the bladder wall for its removal; it does not apply to that form of prostatic growth which may simulate so closely cancer of the bladder.

Cancer of the bladder occurs as a primary sessile growth which originates in the

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