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January 2, 1926

TECHNIC FOR ORCHIDECTOMY: WHEN BOTH EPIDIDYMIS AND TESTIS ARE INVOLVED BY TUBERCULOSIS

JAMA. 1926;86(1):23-26. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670270027006
Abstract

Pessimism is frequently the keynote in prognosis when tuberculosis attacks the male genitalia. Part of this pessimism arises from the fact that individuals who have genital tuberculosis usually have the same malady elsewhere, notably in the lungs. Another cause for apprehension arises from the fact that the extent of the disease in the genitalia either precludes its complete removal by surgical means or entails long palliative treatment, always in the face of a possible generalization from the infected foci.

Early recognition of pulmonary tuberculosis leads to a more favorable prognosis. Similarly early recognition of genital tuberculosis is attended by more optimism for recovery, if the condition is adequately dealt with.

Treatment in pulmonary tuberculosis is essentially the same in all stages. It is summarized in one word, "rest."

Treatment of genital tuberculosis depends on the point at which the vicious circle is intercepted, plus rest.

It is beyond the scope

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