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June 1935

A REVIEW OF UROLOGIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

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

Arch Surg. 1935;30(6):1058-1084. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1935.01180120152015
Abstract

PROSTATE GLAND 

Calculi.  —Franceschi27 stated that it is only recently that a clear distinction has been drawn between urethral calculi and true prostatic calculi formed and grown primarily within the substance of the prostate. Since 1927 he has found only 16 cases of the latter in the literature. True endoprostatic caculi may be either autochthonous (endogenous) or migrating (exogenous), the former being the more rare. Endoprostatic calculi migrating from the urethra into the prostate, of which a case is here reported, are generally small and numerous but may occasionally be large and single, as in the present case, in which the form of the calculus confirmed its deep endoprostatic situation by the faithfulness with which its arborization repeated the acinous structure of the organ within which it had developed.The mode of exclusion of these calculi from the urethra may be conceived as the formation of a parenchymatous or

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