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April 8, 1893

TWO CASES OF STERILITY AND IMPOTENCE FOLLOWING THE · LEFT LATERAL OPERATION FOR STONE.

JAMA. 1893;XX(14):381-382. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420410005001c

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Abstract

Two cases of impotence and sterility coming under the care of the writer were produced by the performance of the left lateral operation for stone, and it is presumed that their histories would not be uninteresting to the profession, and possibly prove an additional reason for resorting by preference to the super pubic operation.

Case 1—G. L., clerk, age 29. Married. First seen November, 1891. States that he was in perfect health as far as his sexual functions were concerned, up to the spring of 1890, when suffering from stone in the bladder, he was operated upon by one of the prominent surgeons of the city, who performed on him the lateral operation for lithotomy.

He states that the stone was very large and that it required a good deal of force and trouble to remove it. After the operation he remained an invalid for the space of six weeks;

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