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August 10, 1918

DIAGNOSIS OF URETERAL CALCULI AND TECHNIC OF REMOVAL WITHOUT OPERATION

Author Affiliations

CHARLOTTE, N. C.

From the Crowell Urological Clinic.

JAMA. 1918;71(6):440-441. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600320024008
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe our technic of removing ureteral calculi without operation. The plan was mentioned in 1915 by one of us,1 but the technic was not fully described, as a sufficient number of cases had not been treated by the method to justify us in making any special claims for it. After the lapse of three years, and after having treated thirty-one cases in this way, we are now prepared to assert that practically every recently impacted ureteral calculus can be removed by this plan if treatment is begun before the secretory power of the kidney is inhibited.

We will not enumerate the clinical symptoms, since they are so typical that their rehearsal would be superfluous, but will proceed to discuss our plan of treatment and briefly report a series of cases.

The points of election for ureteral stone impaction are: first, at the

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