Injuries to the ureters are unquestionably among the most serious and distressing complications which the surgeon can encounter in the course of his pelvic and abdominal work. Whether it be in the course of an operation for malignant disease, in which the ureter has become involved in the neoplasm, or the result of an accident, such an injury always proves a great trial to the nerve and skill of the operator. Accidents of this character will, no doubt, occur in the life of every busy abdominal and pelvic surgeon, no matter how careful and experienced he may be, and it is therefore his duty to prepare himself to deal with them promptly and skilfully. The technic of ureteral surgery fortunately has been perfected to such a degree that it is no longer necessary to follow an injury of the ureter by such a formidable operation as the removal of the
WERDER XO. A CONTRIBUTION TO URETERAL SURGERY WITH FOUR CASES, INCLUDING A NEW OPERATION FOR DOUBLE URETERO-VAGINAL FISTULA. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(7):360–363. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480330014001c
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