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No operative procedure which has been recently suggested has given more gratifying results to both the surgeon and the patient than that for the relief and cure of acute epididymitis. The comparatively easily attained results are all that could be desired by the surgeon and are almost miraculous in the immediate relief they bring to the suffering patient. The relief is so immediate as to render the continuance of the internal administration of sedatives and opiates as well as the loathsome external applications entirely unnecessary. After the operation, the abatement of the fever takes place in twenty-four and not more than forty-eight hours, as a rule, and in from four to eight days the patient is able to resume his usual duties if not too violent. In view of these facts, and since I believe that this operation is devoid of risk to the patient's life, if accomplished with proper
ECKELS LS. EPIDIDYMOTOMY: THE RADICAL OPERATIVE TREATMENT OF EPIDIDYMITIS. JAMA. 1913;61(7):470–471. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350070024007
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