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March 11, 1911


Author Affiliations

Associate in Genito-Urinary Surgery. Johns Hopkins Hospital BALTIMORE

From the genito-urinary clinic of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(10):731-732. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560100023008

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Urethroscopy of the posterior urethra has been comparatively slow in developing, and not until the last few years has sufficient attention been directed to this important field. One result of this increased study has been the recognition of the important part which diseases of the verumontanum play in the production of severe and often distressing symptoms, generally classed as prostatic neuroses. In the milder cases remedial results were obtained by massage of the prostate, dilatations, instillations, etc. In others only temporary relief could be obtained by these measures, while in the aggravated cases frequently no amelioration was obtained.

Wossidlo was the first to call attention to the manifold symptoms which resulted from inflamed conditions of the verumontanum. He found that various symptoms usually ascribed to chronic prostatitis were not infrequently encountered in individuals in whom no prostatitis could be demonstrated. Sexual disorders such as precocious ejaculation, painful ejaculation, frequent seminal

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