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April 1929


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From the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston.

Arch Surg. 1929;18(4):1896-1903. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1929.01140131000067

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In a review of the cases of diverticulum of the urinary bladder observed in the urologic clinic of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, there are several points with which I have been especially impressed, perhaps, most of all by the frequent association of neoplasm and calculus of the bladder with diverticulum.

Thirty-one cases of diverticulum of the bladder were reviewed. In this group there was a sac of not less than 2 cm. in diameter in every case. In ten cases, or 30 per cent, there were multiple diverticula; in five others, the records mention the presence of additional cellules or saccules, varying in size up to 0.75 cm. in depth.

Diverticulum of the bladder is predominantly a disease of men. Only one case occurred in a woman, and this was not recognized before operation. In this case the sac was similar to those observed in men; it opened on

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