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Diverticulum of the bladder is fascinating from a surgical standpoint, and the problems to which it gives rise are of never ending complexity. The case reported here will illustrate the surprises it may hold in store for the surgeon:
REPORT OF CASE
H. A., aged 73, a widower, seen at the Park Avenue Hospital at the request of Dr. Alvah S. Miller, Oct. 21, 1925, had always been well and strong, not having had illness during his life until about five or six years before, when he noticed slight difficulty in starting the urinary stream and slight frequency of urination. The difficulty increased. The frequency never became very pronounced. During this period the general health became impaired; the bowels became very constipated and the mind less clear.Five weeks before, while away on a vacation, the patient was found lying on the floor in convulsions and foaming at the mouth.
DAVIS DM. PRELIMINARY DIVERTICULOSTOMY IN DIVERTICULUM OF BLADDER: UNUSUAL CASE AND METHOD OF OPERATION. JAMA. 1927;89(3):192–194. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690030024010
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