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November 1938

END RESULTS OF TUBERCULOUS CYSTITISREPORT OF CASES

Author Affiliations

MADISON, WIS.
From the Department of Urology, the University of Wisconsin Medical School.

Arch Surg. 1938;37(5):821-826. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1938.01200050127011
Abstract

The problem of renal tuberculosis has received exhaustive attention for many years. It is now generally recognized that the condition is a local manifestation of a general disease, and treatment is executed with that fact in mind. Most clinical discussions begin with mention of frequency of urination as the most common chief complaint and end by saying that the vesical lesions usually heal in from six months to a year after removal of the offending kidney. However, the failure of the urinary bladder to resume a normal condition after removal of all tuberculous foci in the urinary tract is not uncommon. French writers have called attention to the necessary activity of the bladder as a possible reason for failure of the lesions to heal. For other parts of the body rest is the best method of treatment, but for the bladder rest is impossible. The change in the vesical wall

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