La uretra de Napoleon ayudo a pasar del Imperio a la República

Prog Urol. 2018 Sep;28(10):461-463. doi: 10.1016/j.purol.2018.05.006. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

[The urethra of Napoleon, a conduit towards the end of the Empire?]

[Article in French]

Le Clerc QC1.

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1. Clinique Saint-Augustin, 44000 Nantes, France. Electronic address:



Napoleon died of a cancer of the stomach. Another assumption can be proposed, that of an uronéphrologique pathology.


It is about a historical study basing on the report of autopsy of Antommarchi and the assumptions formulated according to the urinary and nephrologic symptoms presented during his life.


Napoleon presented signs of nephropathy in a probable context of metabolic syndrome and many signs of dysurie early on probable stricture of the urethra related to the intensive practice of horse.


The urethra of Napoleon led France of the empire to the republic.