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February 20, 1932

CONSERVATION IN THE TREATMENT OF MOVABLE KIDNEY

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.

From the Section on Urology, the Mayo Clinic.

JAMA. 1932;98(8):613-618. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730340021005
Abstract

It would hardly seem necessary to reopen for discussion a subject which has been settled and buried several times in the last thirty years; and yet, when it is resurrected with somewhat altered features and set going again with new supporters and followers, it must be dealt with and either allowed to go on its way or reinterred. The gentle art of nephropexy has had such a course in recent years, and it is now enjoying a decided renaissance. Many of the arguments in its favor are not new, and consist of the simple story of palpable nephroptosis, abdominal pain, nephropexy and cure, at least so reported, in from three to six months. The experience of twenty odd years ago, when the operation was widely employed, is surely not forgotten. It will be remembered that many surgeons were most enthusiastic about the merits of nephropexy, and cures were claimed for

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