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October 11, 1941

Prostatectomía por via perineal

JAMA. 1941;117(15):1306. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820410084049

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This review of perineal prostatectomy gives an exhaustive description of the anatomy of the perineum, paying particular attention to the muscular and fascial planes in relation to the blood supply of the prostate. In addition to the ordinary descriptive text, important anatomic points are brought out by an excellent series of diagrams which illuminate the important surgical relations. The exact details of perineal prostatectomy are limited to the surgically open dissecting anatomic methods first developed by Proust in France and by Young in the United States. This technic is minutely described and illustrated. The author gives an excellent description of the Wildbolz method of repair of the posterior urethra after removal of the prostate. He also describes the avascular prostatic approach of Gill Vernet, but he does not mention the early American methods of perineal prostatectomy using a midline incision and a blind enucleation of the tumor with the educated

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