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September 1920

A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE OF 1919 ON THE GENITO-URINARY DISEASES OF CHILDREN

Am J Dis Child. 1920;20(3):222-234. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1920.01910270070007
Abstract

MALIGNANT TUMORS OF THE KIDNEY  Rossi1 reviews the literature on this subject and reports three cases. There are only a few instances of operative cures on record, and' recurrence is frequent, but an operation is the only means of possible relief, and the success in one of his cases justifies high hopes with radical intervention. In one of the cases on record, the tumor compressed the ureter from the other kidney, inducing hydronephrosis in this, and the urine from the sound kidney found its outlet through the sarcomatous kidney, the ureter from this being still permeable. Enlargement of the kidney is always the first symptom of the malignant disease in children. Hematuria is not always present, and pain is an unreliable element in the differential diagnosis. His first two cases were in children 2 years of age; one was inoperable, but the other child recovered and seems still in

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