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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

versión impresa ISSN 0004-0614


OTERO TEJERO, Ignacio et al. Urological diseases in the works of Abulcasis. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2007, vol.60, n.8, pp.859-868. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objectives: To perform a study on the surgical work of Abulcasis in the field of urology, to know the surgical tools and different techniques used, as well as the innovations applied to solve some features of urological diseases. Methods: The part on urology from the book XXX by Tasrif, the edition from Strasbourg in 1532 was reviewed and translated from Latin. Results: The author does not refer much to the clinical features of the various pathologies of the genitourinary apparatus; he focuses instead on the surgical treatment of them. The author usually used the "cautery" mainly to control hemorrhage in various operations. Some of these surgical practices are being used nowadays. Conclusions: Abulcasis was the first doctor born in Spain that studied the surgical treatment of urological diseases and performed a graphic study on the tools used. He introduced technical innovations on different operations and described for the first time the vesical lithotomy on women, and vesical and urethral lithotripsy.

Palabras clave : Surgical techniques; Urological surgery; History of Urology.

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