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Transurethral resection of the prostate and vesical neck as an operation, in spite of the antagonism to which it was subjected by many urologists and surgeons in its beginning, has now been definitely incorporated in urologic therapeutics as one of the most efficacious procedures in the management of prostatism. There are two principal types of resectoscopes: the diathermic loop (Stern-Davis-McCarthy) and the punch resectoscope with modifications (Braasch-Bumpus-Thompson). Of these two resectoscopes the latter accomplishes the operation with more success and less danger. The authors have modified the original Braasch-Bumpus resectoscope so as to employ a mixed technic for resections. First they resect most of the tissue with the punch, then they remove the remaining tissue, particularly that which lies adjacent to the verumontanum, with the diathermic loop, which they pass through the Braasch-Bumpus instrument or through the McCarthy. Another modification introduced by the authors is the use of a pistol
La resección transuretral de la próstata. JAMA. 1946;132(8):482–483. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870430062030
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