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December 5, 1931

PROSTATE OPERATION: PROSPECTS OF THE PATIENT WITH PROSTATIC DISEASE IN PROSTATECTOMY VS. RESECTION

Author Affiliations

GREENVILLE, S. C.

From the Crowell Clinic of Urology and Dermatology.

JAMA. 1931;97(23):1674-1679. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730230016004
Abstract

In considering the prospects of patients with any pathologic condition, it is necessary to consider the etiology. Neither the origin nor the nature of enlargement of the prostate gland is established. The controversy continues whether it is a true adenoma or a hyperplasia. Evidence seems to justify the opinion that the enlargement is a hyperplasia, probably from unrecognized or insufficiently treated insidious infection within the prostate.

Any condition that produces such serious effects on the urinary tract and on the general physical well being of the individual should stimulate the cooperation of the entire medical profession toward preventing patients from entering on the period of obstruction. This may be done by early recognition of infections within the prostate and by instituting the proper treatment for the correction. It is incumbent on the urologist to inform the members of the medical profession regarding the importance of eliciting and recognizing the initial

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