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Though strictures of the urethra are frequent, particularly among our seamen, a report of the case herewith submitted presents unusual complications which may be of interest to those especially interested in genito-urinary surgery.
The subject of this report was admitted to the U. S. Marine Hospital, Chicago, June 19, 1898. He is a white, aged 52, a native of Wisconsin; occupation, marine engineer. Family history is good and his general health has always been excellent, barring the present lesion. He states that he has had a stricture of the urethra for 23 years, that internal urethrotomy was performed in 1893, after which he passed a sound himself occasionally, also that he made a false passage while passing a sound four days previous to admission.
When admitted there was a small opening, about 2 cm. in diameter, which was gangrenous, at the middle portion of the scrotum, through which urine escaped
SAWTELLE HW. STRICTURE OF URETHRA, ORGANIC; URINARY FISTULA; CYSTITIS, AND IRRITATIVE CANCER OF SCROTUM, INVOLVING TESTICLES AND URETHRA; RECOVERY.. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(5):257. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480310025002