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August 1932

A REVIEW OF UROLOGIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES; ROCHESTER, MINN.; ROANOKE, VA.; ANTWERP, BELGIUM; LOS ANGELES; SEATTLE; NEW YORK

Arch Surg. 1932;25(2):404-432. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1932.01160200149008
Abstract

BLADDER 

Tumor.  —Fey and Bompart24 stated that total cystectomy is the only logical operative procedure for carcinoma of the bladder, and the late results have been satisfactory. Because of high mortality in the past it was almost abandoned, but it is now possible to reduce the immediate mortality by performing cutaneous ureterostomy before extirpation of the bladder. Beer reported 8 cases, in 7 of which cures lasted from two months to five years, with only 1 death. General condemnation of total cystectomy is not justified, but it is necessary to make use of a well regulated method in order to secure good results.Papin first advocated exclusion of the bladder by means of bilateral iliac cutaneous ureterostomy as the safest way to prevent ascending infection, and as the best method by which to use artificial external devices for disposal of the urine. The prognosis depends entirely on the integrity

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