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Prevention of acute urinary retention following anorectal and perineal surgical procedures

Authors
Publisher
Elsevier Inc.
Publication Date
Volume
53
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9610(41)90460-9
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract One hundred forty patients underwent anorectal or perineal urological operative procedures. On completion of operation, 30 cc. of a 0.5 per cent aqueous solution of mercurochrome was instilled into the urinary bladder. Acute urinary retention requiring catheterization occurred in only one case (0.8 per cent). In a previous series of one hundred similarly operated cases in which no mercurochrome was used, acute urinary retention requiring catheterization occurred in fifty-seven.

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