A number of years ago, while acting temporarily in the capacity of cystoscopist to a large gynecologic clinic, I was impressed by the number of women who reported great relief of their urinary symptoms, following a simple cystoscopy. The group of symptoms in these cases was by no means limited to the lower urinary tract, but included those referable to the renal area as well. In other words, the category extended from urethral irritability to signs and symptoms suggesting pronounced renal lesions. This undoubtedly has also been the experience of many urologists, as I have learned from my consultations and correspondence. During the last few years, I have had an abundant opportunity to ascertain the reasons for the temporary relief given this group of patients. It is my belief that the answer has been found in the presence of urethral stricture as a definite pathologic entity.
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