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February 20, 1892

A CASE OF DOUBLE RIGHT KIDNEY, WITH NONE ON THE LEFT SIDE. PUNCTURE OF VEIN IN LAPAROTOMY. DEATH.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(8):239. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411120027005

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Abstract

A case of misplacement of the kidney, reported as unique in character, was presented to the Academy of Medicine of New York, in its Section on Obstetrics, at its October meeting. Dr. W. Gill Wylie showed a kidney, abnormal in shape, which had during life been found beneath the right broad ligament. He stated that he had never heretofore seen a kidney situated so low down in the pelvis. There was another kidney on the right side, in its normal position, but there was no left organ. He was enabled to secure the misplaced organ a short time after it had been discovered; for the patient lost her life consequent upon surgical hæmorrhage, after an abdominal section. The case was interesting, furthermore, to the reporting surgeon and to his auditors, because it was the first death in a series of seventy consecutive laparotomies done by the reporter.

The operation passed

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