Cystitis is usually secondary to some extravesical cause, and its cure is generally accomplished by the removal of such cause. Only within the last few years have we learned to recognize renal tuberculosis clinically through the persistent bladder irritability which it causes. Certainly no one is justified in treating locally a case of bladder irritability until all means have been exhausted to exclude the existence of renal tuberculosis. Without going into the clinical description of typical cases of renal tuberculosis, which has been done so often in recent literature, I will confine my observations to a brief consideration of the exceptional conditions, the complications and results in 203 cases of renal tuberculosis in which the patients were operated on in St. Mary's Hospital (Mayo clinic).
SUMMARY OF STATISTICS
A summary of various data tabulated from the series may be of interest.
—There is a noticeable preponderance of males,
BRAASCH WF. CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS FROM 203 PATIENTS OPERATED ON FOR RENAL TUBERCULOSIS. JAMA. 1912;LVIII(6):397–401. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260020081004
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