© 1988

Controversies and Innovations in Urological Surgery

  • J. Clive Gingell
  • Paul H. Abrams

Part of the Clinical Practice in Urology book series (PRACTICE UROLOG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. C. Gingell
      Pages 3-5
    3. F. Eisenberger, J. Rassweiler
      Pages 7-30
  3. Endoscopic Innovations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. J. C. Gingell
      Pages 33-34
    3. H. N. Whitfield
      Pages 35-45
    4. R. A. Miller
      Pages 47-56
    5. C. G. Fowler
      Pages 57-67
    6. B. O’Donnell, P. Puri
      Pages 69-75
  4. Ureter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. W. K. Yeates
      Pages 79-82
    3. J. C. Smith
      Pages 83-90
    4. J. P. Blandy
      Pages 91-100
    5. J. P. Blandy
      Pages 101-108
    6. J. C. Gingell, M. J. Stower
      Pages 115-121
    7. Christine M. Evans
      Pages 123-129
  5. Surgical Management of Stress Incontinence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135

About this book


The title of this book is a challenge. Anyone with the least knowledge of present day urology will know that there are many very controversial aspects of this subject. Urology is not alone in this unsettled environment for there are similar debates in almost all other aspects of surgery. In addition to the rapid changes in technology, an important part of the explanation for these controversies is simply that more surgeons are prepared to admit that no area of their work is so established that it does not bear further scrutiny and assessment. Argument can be tedious but debate is healthy. This book aims to present material that is debatable: experienced practitioners of each topic explain why an opinion or preference can be sustained. The purist might wish to have these opinions resolved by a well-planned clinical trial, but experience of clinical trials shows that they do not always produce results that are easily translated into a positive change in clinical practice. Would the reader be persuaded more by a statistically significant difference or by an experienced clinician who has reached certain conclusions? Both are risky, but since surgical techniques are often not easily converted into appropriate studies or trials the Editors have obtained the best opinion on each controversy and innovation. The media adore controversy for its own sake. The medical profession accepts controversy but knows that few events in medicine are absolute and few procedures can be done only by one method.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. Clive Gingell
    • 1
  • Paul H. Abrams
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologySouthmead General HospitalBristolUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Controversies and Innovations in Urological Surgery
  • Editors J. Clive Gingell
    Paul H. Abrams
  • Series Title Clinical Practice in Urology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-17491-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-3144-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-3142-7
  • Series ISSN 0177-8994
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 512
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urology
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