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- n. The operation of introducing a catheter; catheterization.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The operation of introducing a catheter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operation of using a catheter; catheterization.
But as the anterior half of the canal is moveable, and liable thereby to obliterate the general form, while the posterior half is fixed, I shall direct attention to the latter half chiefly, since upon its peculiar form and relative position depends most of the difficulty in the performance of catheterism.
In the latter state, catheterism is useless, and the only means whereby the urethra may be rendered pervious in the proper direction is that of incising the stricture from the perinaeum, and after passing a catheter across the divided part into the bladder, to retain the instrument in this situation till the wound and the fistulae heal and close under the treatment proper for this end.
Of these two conditions, the first is that in which catheterism may be tried with any reasonable hope of passing the instrument into the bladder.
Having examined the surgical relations of the bladder and adjacent structures, in reference to the lateral operation of lithotomy, it remains to reconsider these same parts as they are concerned in the bilateral operation and in catheterism.
The lower wall is dilated into a pouch caused by the points of misdirected instruments in catheterism having been rashly forced against it.
The sacculated bladder considered in reference to sounding, to catheterism, to puncturation, and to lithotomy.
Lack of skill in catheterism is doubtless the reason why some have seemed to produce injury rather than benefit by this method of treatment, they not recognizing the fact asserted by Prof. Gross in his treatise on surgery, that skillful catheterism is one of the most delicate operations in surgery.
Lack of skill in catheterism is doubtless the reason why some have seemed to produce injury rather than benefit by this method of treatment.
8, Plate 64, represents, in section, the relative position of the parts concerned in catheterism.
The membranous part of the canal is, however, mentioned as being the situation most prone to the disease; but I have little doubt, nevertheless, that owing to general rules of this kind being taken for granted, upon imposing authority, many more serious evils (false passages, &c.) have been effected by catheterism than existed previous to the performance of this operation. [
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