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Article
July 1926

A REVIEW OF UROLOGIC SURGERY

Arch Surg. 1926;13(1):126-152. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1926.01130070129010
Abstract

Progress in Urology.  —Braasch1 reviews the recent progress in urology. He states that most of the present methods of treatment of submucous or Hunner's ulcers of the bladder are unsatisfactory. Surgical excision is frequently followed by recurrence. Various forms of lavage and topical applications also prove to be disappointing. Cauterization and fulguration frequently afford relief but not necessarily permanent cure. Braasch feels that alteration of the reaction of the urine deserves further study. He also considers the present views on the treatment of ureteral calculus and the indications for operation or cystoscopic manipulation and concludes by saying: "When a surgeon is available who has the ability to carry out either procedure, ureterolithotomy, which is attended by little or no mortality, and usually delays the patient but two or three weeks, is often to be preferred to the frequently tedious attempts at manipulative methods." Radium, in Braasch's estimation, has not

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