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August 1931


Arch Surg. 1931;23(2):329-356. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1931.01160080157006


Tumors.  —Caylor25 stated that so-called papillomas of the urinary bladder should not be considered as benign lesions but as low-grade papillary epitheliomas, for they bear the same relationship to epitheliomas of the bladder as low-grade squamous cell epitheliomas of the lip bear to the more malignant grades of epitheliomas in this organ. The removal of specimens from epitheliomas of the bladder as a diagnostic procedure is important, and the possibility of using diagnoses made from biopsy specimens as a basis for the development of a plan of treatment is emphasized. He also pointed out some salient features of less common malignant lesions of the bladder.Kretschmer26 reported 109 unselected cases of carcinoma of the bladder in which surgical diathermy was used. There were 87 men and 22 women in the series, the occurrence of carcinoma of the bladder being about four times as common in men as

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