The experimental work forming the basis of this article was undertaken with the view of studying the changes resulting from anastomosing the ureters with the intestinal tract, and of determining whether the procedure could with safety be employed in human beings. The labors of other experimenters in this field have abundantly demonstrated that in dogs, at least, the large bowel can be employed as a receptacle for urine and the animal have good control over its anal sphincter, and liquid feces be evacuated at regular intervals without resulting proctitis. But the more important and far-reaching changes in the kidneys and ureters, resulting from the bacterial invasion from the septic cavity into which the ureteral orifices open, has not been satisfactorily studied.
Will infection of the kidney invariably follow its ureteral union with the intestine? If this be true, can perfection of operative technique reduce this infection to a minimum, so
PETERSON R. ANASTOMOSIS OF THE URETERS WITH THE INTESTINE. A HISTORICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH. JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(7):444–445. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.52470070030001i
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