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April 1930

A REVIEW OF UROLOGIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

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

Arch Surg. 1930;20(4):691-712. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1930.01150100151009
Abstract

PROSTATE GLAND 

Hypertrophy.  —Cammidge39 stated that diabetes is particularly likely to develop during middle life. In a consecutive series of 850 cases, 495 patients (58 per cent) were aged 41 years or more when sugar was discovered in the urine. Although hypertrophy of the prostate gland is a later manifestation of senescence than diabetes, the approximation of the age of maximal onset makes it likely that one may be a complication of the other.Many operations may be performed on patients with diabetes with no more than average risk, provided careful and proper preoperative and postoperative treatment is given. In order to prevent diabetic coma, it is necessary to eliminate from the body, as completely as possible, the source of the intermediate toxic products of metabolism giving rise to the condition, to increase the power of the tissues to store and utilize carbohydrate to a maximal extent, and to

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