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May 1923


Arch Surg. 1923;6(3):830-836. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1923.01110190173009

Carcinoma of the male urethra is generally considered a rare disease. In 1907 Preiswerk1 reported two cases and made a careful review of the literature, which at that time contained reports of forty cases, to which he added his two.

Since 1907 isolated case reports have been published, but, as far as I am aware, no extensive review of the literature has appeared. In a recent review, I have been able to find reports of thirty-seven cases; but some of these were published prior to 1907 and evidently were overlooked by Preiswerk. If this number is added to the forty-two cases previously reported, the total is seventy-nine. With the case recently under my observation, which I shall report herewith, the total number at present is eighty. J. W. Thompson Walker's 2 three cases, because of the lack of data, are not included in the foregoing calculation.

Aside from the

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