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December 1949

HYPERTROPHY OF THE COLLICULUS SEMINALIS IN CHILDHOODReport of Eighteen Cases

Author Affiliations

Instructor in Urology; Teaching Fellow in Pediatrics PITTSBURGH
From the Department of Urology and the Department of Pediatrics of the Children's Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Am J Dis Child. 1949;78(6):892-898. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1949.02030050911005
Abstract

BENIGN hypertrophy of the colliculus seminalis (verumontanum) has been described in the medical literature only as it affects the male adult. Since 1946, one of us (S. H. J.) has recorded the incidence and clinical manifestations of benign hypertrophy of the colliculus seminalis in infants and children admitted to the urologic service of the Children's Hospital. This condition is distinct from congenital hypertrophy, a rare pathologic entity occurring in newborn infants.1 Neither should benign hypertrophic change be confused with verumontanitis, which has been noted briefly as a complication of urinary tract infection in the young male child.2

So many causes have been blamed for, and such a variety of symptoms has been associated with, this condition in the adult3 that our study is particularly concerned with observations on the effects enlargement of the colliculus seminalis has on urinary and sexual habits in the pediatric age group. Our

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