Prostatectomy Versus Transurethral Resection.
—Young31 discusses the question of perineal prostatectomy versus transurethral resection of hypertrophy and cancer of the prostate. He states that there are in the records of the Brady Urological Institute hundreds of case histories which testify to the relief of obstruction, frequency, difficulty, pain and other symptoms presented by patients who have been successfully treated by transurethral prostatic resection either with his cold-cutting punch or one of its modifications or with the electric resectoscope of McCarthy. He reports a series of patients who complained of unsatisfactory results after one or more transurethral resections elsewhere.He first describes those cases in which prostatic lobes had been left behind or developed after transurethral resection, removal of which by perineal prostatectomy afforded relief of the symptoms of which the patient complained. In some of these cases the transurethral operations had been manifestly inadequate. Often only the middle
SCHOLL AJ, HINMAN F, von LICHTENBERG A, HEPLER AB, GUTIERREZ R, THOMPSON GJ, COOK EN, WILDBOLZ E, O'CONOR VJ. REVIEW OF UROLOGIC SURGERY. Arch Surg. 1944;48(2):146-165. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1944.01230010153009