—Bugbee1 cites cases to illustrate problems of renal surgery. These case reports and the discussion of them emphasize the following points:Hematuria, however slight, may be of extreme importance and should never be passed over without thorough and repeated study. By such means renal tumors will be diagnosed much more often, and in their incipiency, when cure may be possible.There are many and varied types of renal tuberculosis, the more chronic forms being probably often misunderstood. Nature develops remarkable resistance to this type of infection. Such resistance should be utilized to the fullest in the treatment of these cases.Anomalous renal vessels as a cause of ureteral obstruction and resulting hydronephrosis are more common than has been believed previously. Pyelography in these cases may give a fairly definite picture. Temporizing is of no avail.Renal calculi call for a most careful study of each case, the
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