Category Urology
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The Staghorn Challenge

Staghorn's election to the UCEM Council Executive came with a challenge - to find the hidden references to kidney stones. Here are the winners and the answers.
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François Gigot de La Peyronie

Biography Born 15 January 1678, Montpellier 1695 – Maistre-chirurgien et barbier de Montpellier Surgeon at the l’Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Eloi in Montpellier 1704 – 1714 – surgeon-major at the Hôpital de la Charité  1731 – Founded de l’Académie Royale de Chirurgie. President…

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Peyronie’s disease

Description Lapeyronie disease History 1561 – There are myriad potential 16th century descriptions of Peyronie’s disease brilliantly reviewed by Musitelli, et al. They conclude that Gabriele Falloppio (1523 – 1562) provided the only potential description of Peyronie’s as palpable scar…

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Urinary Catheterisation

Indications Intermittent Measurement of bladder residual volume. Obtaining uncontaminated urine for microscopy and culture (especially in females or young children). Facilitating adequate bladder emptying (e.g. in conditions associated with atonic bladder). Intravesical installation of drugs (e.g. contrast media in suspected…

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Robert Meyer

Robert Meyer (1864 - 1947) was a gynaecologist and pathologist. Eponymously affiliated with the Weigert-Meyer rule he described in 1907. Meyer was recognised world wide as one of the founders of gynaecological pathology and for his contributions to embryology.
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Weigert-Meyer rule

Weigert (1877) and later Meyer (1907) recognized that the disposition of the ectopic orifice to lie caudal and medial to the orthoptic orifice was almost universal in cases of ureteral duplication. Weigert-Meyer Law.
Emergency Musical Interlude

EMI 004: Let it flow

Once again ZDoggMD has come up with an anthem for the masses, the prostate masses that is...'Let it Flow' the latest Frozen parody