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August 9, 1902

PLASTIC SURGERY OF THE FEMALE URETHRA.WITH REPORT OF A UNIQUE CASE.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(6):304-306. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480320016001e
Abstract

The restoration of the female bladder when extensively torn and its floor practically destroyed by the original injury and subsequent unsuccessful surgery, is in itself difficult enough, sometimes impossible, but where you have also to construct a new urethra and devise means of controlling the flow of urine, the problem is indeed a perplexing one. Many methods have been tried, some of them with marked success, for reconstructing this membranous canal with its mucous lining, but the literature of the subject shows that the same method can rarely be applied twice, since each of these unique accidents happens in its own way and calls for a new and specially devised operation.

In presenting this report I had hoped to give final results in a very interesting case now under treatment at the Marion-Sims Hospital, but its progress, while satisfactory, has been tedious, and I am obliged to give you only

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