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July 12, 1952


JAMA. 1952;149(11):1051. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.72930280014017d

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Urologic Lectures.—  A course of urologic lectures on "Value of the Various Surgical Techniques for Treatment of Prostatism" was given at the urology ward of the faculty of medicine of the Madrid University, March 20-22, 1952. Drs. Oreja Elósegui of San Sebastián, Edward N. Cook of the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minn., Gil Vernet of Barcelona, and A. de la Peña of Madrid were the lecturers. Dr. Gil Vernet discussed perineal techniques in treatment of obstruction of the neck of the bladder. He pointed out that these techniques, in general, involve long hazardous operations. Some Spanish urologists perform section of the urethra at the level of the apex of the prostate. The enucleation is made through the lower part of the structure, and the anastomosis is urethracervical. The speaker favored early rising of the patients after the operation and the use of a Foley's balloon and mass suture of

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