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AuthorCockett, Abraham T. K. author
TitleManual of Urologic Surgery [electronic resource] / by Abraham T. K. Cockett, Ken Koshiba
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1979
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Descript XVIII, 284 p. online resource


The color photographs and illustrations appearing in select monographs over the past decade represent a significant advance in surgical commuยญ nication. Previously, black and white renderings were standard because color printing had not been perfected and its cost was prohibitive. We beยญ lieve the gradual change from black and white etchings and reproductions to detailed color illustrations represents a tremendous twentieth century achievement. In our own urologic practices it became evident that the use of black and white sketches for teaching operative urology, while helpful, left too much to the surgeon's imagination. Even the dimension of depth, produced by varying the intensity of shading, often was inadequate in demonstratยญ ing subtle surgical details in a fossa or bed. Since color photography recently has been used to demonstrate operยญ ative techniques, we climbed on the bandwagon and photographed in color many of the major operative procedures. However, the reflection of light caused by normal tissue fluid significantly reduces the clarity of photoยญ graphs. Not infrequently, the crucial operative step is obscured by light reflected on a trickle of blood. Even when meticulous care is taken to irยญ rigate and clean the surgical field, the tissue sheen obscures portions of the field. Color paintings by a gifted artist are not only unique, but can be extraordinary; the vividness with which subtleties can thus be portrayed cannot be matched by photography, black and white or color


1 The Kidney -- Surgical Anatomy -- Operative Techniques -- Nephrectomy -- Intrarenal Pyelolithotomy -- Kidney Transplantation -- Renovascular Surgery -- References -- 2 The Ureter -- Surgical Anatomy -- Operative Techniques -- Vesicoureteral Antireflux Procedure -- References -- 3 The Bladder -- Surgical Anatomy -- Operative Techniques -- Bladder Enlargement -- Vesicovaginal Fistula -- References -- 4 The Prostate -- Surgical Anatomy -- Operative Techniques -- References -- 5 The Urethra -- Surgical Anatomy -- Operative Techniques -- Urethroplasty -- Posterior Urethroplasty -- Multiple-Stage Repair of Hypospadias with Chordee Removal -- References -- 6 The Penis -- Surgical Anatomy -- Operative Techniques -- Correction of Priapism and Organic Impotency -- References -- 7 The Scrotum and Its Contents -- Surgical Anatomy -- Surgical Anatomy of the Seminal Vesicle and Vas Deferens -- Operative Techniques -- Epididymal and Spermatic Cord Surgery -- References -- 8 Transurethral Prostatic Resection -- Indications and Contraindications -- Patient Preparation -- Anesthesia -- Instruments and Supplies -- Postoperative Management -- Orientation with the Resectoscope Lens -- Position of the Patient and Preparation of the Operative Field -- Operative Techniques -- References -- 9 Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor -- Pathology -- Patient Evaluation Before Surgery -- Staging of Tumor -- Preparation of the Patient and Anesthesia -- Postoperative Management and Follow-up -- Operative Techniques -- Management of Complications -- References

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