The clinical pictures presented by foreign bodies in the male urethra are so varied that every case is likely to display special features of interest which will vary according to the form, seat of lodgment, and source of the foreign body. In most cases this is a calculus which has descended from the bladder or kidneys, or in rarer cases, such as prostatic disease or stricture, has developed in loco. In the vast majority of cases, the stone is single. In the following case, for the "previous history" of which I am indebted to Dr. J. A. Brown, of Germantown, two stones were found, which varied as much in size as in the symptoms to which they gave rise.
J. L., æt. 37, farmer, had always enjoyed good health until sixteen years ago, when he suddenly suffered from severe pain in the urethra, associated with hæmorrhage and retention of urine
RANSOHOFF J. URETHRAL CALCULI. JAMA. 1885;V(3):65–67. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391030009001b
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