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April 1929

LESIONS OF THE POSTERIOR URETHRA IN CHRONIC GONORRHEACYSTO-URETHROSCOPIC OBSERVATIONS

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Venereal Diseases, Providence City Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1929;18(4):1315-1328. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1929.01140130405027
Abstract

This report is a study of 120 consecutive cases of chronic gonorrheal urethritis, seminal vesiculitis and prostatitis, in which cysto-urethroscopic examinations were made. The material was gathered both from private practice and from patients seen at the outpatient department of the Providence City Hospital. At the hospital, the press of an active public clinic prevented the use of this procedure in many cases in which it would have been applicable. However, the frequency of its employment among the private patients shows the extent of its usefulness. Of 200 consecutive cases in private practice cysto-urethroscopy was performed 143 times in 98, or 49 per cent, of the cases.

The McCarthy cysto-urethroscope was used throughout and for the initial examination was equipped with a Bugbee electrode of the delivery of a high frequency current to any suitable lesions. In a few cases further applications of this modality were made, or the instrument

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