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September 2, 1911

A NEW OPERATION FOR URETERAL ANASTOMOSIS: A PRELIMINARY NOTE: ANASTOMOSING THE PROXIMAL END OF A DIVIDED URETER INTO THE SIDE OF THE URETER OF THE OPPOSITE SIDE

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PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1911;LVII(10):821-822. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260090043016
Abstract

I am carrying out some experimental work on an operation for anastomosing the proximal end of a divided ureter of one side with the side of the ureter of the opposite side, with the idea of saving if possible a sound kidney in individuals in whom the lower end of the ureter is badly injured or diseased as in the following conditions; namely, when the lower end of the ureter is destroyed in operations for stricture of the ureter, or in the removal or dislodgement of an impacted ureteral calculus (especially when there is a large amount of inflammatory exudate so that the ureter is apt to be too badly injured to be repaired); when the ureter is involved in disease of the pelvic structures, or otherwise injured during operations performed in the pelvis, when the continuity of the ureter cannot be restored or implanted into the bladder; and when

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