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August 1926

A REVIEW OF UROLOGIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES; ROCHESTER, MINN.; ROANOKE, VA.; TORONTO; ANTWERP, BELGIUM

Arch Surg. 1926;13(2):278-302. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1926.01130080127006
Abstract

BLADDER 

Diverticulum.  —Gayet and Cibert37 reviewed their cases of diverticulum of the bladder. They state that they are inclined to modify their previous opinion that congenital diverticula were far more frequent than acquired diverticula. In twenty-two cases they found only five in which the disease was probably congenital. In the other seventeen there was an obstacle to the flow of urine; in ten cases the obstacle was prostatic adenoma, in six it was a stricture and in one a supurative cyst of the prostate. All patients were males. One case was interesting to study from an etiologic standpoint; there was no kidney, no ureter, no seminal vesicle or vas deferens on the left side. Instead there were two large diverticular pouches on the left side of the bladder. Stiles reported a somewhat similar case. The authors state, "Certain diverticula, of rather rare occurrence, are due to incomplete development of

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