The Diseases of the prostate (Google eBook)

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Churchill, 1883 - Prostatic diseases - 157 pages
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Page 42 - By turning the latter round to the right or to the left, as the case may be...
Page ii - Practical Lithotomy and Lithotrity ', or, an Inquiry into the best Modes of Removing Stone from the Bladder.
Page 14 - The prostate is essentially a muscular body, consisting of circular or orbicular involuntary fibres, with one large central hole for the passage of the urethra...
Page 9 - Previous to this investigation,' says Sir E. Home, ' it was not known to me that any distinct portion of the prostate gland was situated between the vasa deferentia and the bladder. These ducts were considered to pass in the sulcus between the two posterior portions, in close contact with the body of...
Page 63 - With the present data, therefore, it appears that actual hypertrophy of the prostate exists in about 34 per cent, of men at and above 60 years of age. That it produces manifest symptoms in about 15 or 16 per cent.
Page 58 - One of the highest authorities of the present day* observes in reference to this subject, that " when the hair becomes gray and scanty, when specks of earthy matter begin to be deposited in the tunics of the arteries, and when a white zone is formed at the margin of the cornea, at this same period the prostate gland usually, I might, perhaps, say invariably, becomes increased in size.
Page 49 - Now, both in general aspect and in microscopic structure, this tumour is so like a portion of enlarged prostate gland, that I know no character by which to distinguish them.
Page 115 - ... former), until the point reaches the staff about the apex of the prostate gland, where it divides the urethra for half an inch or so, and is then drawn out, cutting upward a little in the act, but so as to avoid any material division of the bulb. The left index-finger is now removed from the rectum, and following by the groove of the staff, slowly passes through the neck of the bladder as the staff is withdrawn, when exploration is made, as described above.
Page 49 - C4 years old, who for the last four years of his life was unable to pass his urine without the help of the catheter. He died with bronchitis ; and a tumour, measuring...
Page 14 - VVithin and quite distinct from the circular fibres lies the tube of the urethra, encased by its submucous layer of longitudinal fibres. Towards the lower and outer aspects, the fibres are less firmly applied together, especially where the vessels enter; and they appear to be superadded to those which join the coat of the bladder. ' As only so small a portion of the prostate is glandular, the propriety of calling that body...

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