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March 1939

REVIEW OF UROLOGIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES; SAN FRANCISCO; BUDAPEST, HUNGARY; SEATTLE; NEW YORK; ROCHESTER, MINN.; BERNE, SWITZERLAND; CHICAGO

Arch Surg. 1939;38(3):581-598. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1939.01200090188013
Abstract

PROSTATE GLAND 

Hypertrophy.  —Wildbolz35 pointed out the indications for transurethral resection and for prostatectomy on the basis of 81 cases. He, like most European urologists, has reserved transurethral resection for cases in which there were only moderate changes at the vesical neck and for cases in which the risk of prostatectomy would be excessive. He has removed large, easily bleeding prostate glands by the perineal route.His results with transurethral resection were gratifying. There were no deaths, and in most cases the patients were in the hospital only a short time. After transurethral resection, 54 patients could empty their bladders completely, while 11 had a sufficient amount of residual urine to make catheterization necessary.Flocks36 discussed healing after transurethral prostatic resection performed with the McCarthy resectoscope.Destruction of tissue is not more than 3 to 4 mm. in extent and is even. There is no marked increase in

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