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January 1916

TRAUMATIC RUPTURE OF THE LEFT KIDNEY

Author Affiliations

NEW ORLEANS

Am J Dis Child. 1916;XI(1):58-61. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1916.04110070069008
Abstract

INTRODUCTORY  The case we are to report is of interest both to the clinician and to the surgeon. Our main reasons for presenting same are twofold: first, on account of the rarity of these cases, and, second, because there were no objective manifestations of trauma.Kuster, in 7,741 injuries at the clinics of Baser and Berlin, tabulates only 10 cases of injuries to the kidney, or a little more than 1: 1,000. Of these 10 only one was similar to the case now to be presented. Of 2,610 autopsies under his supervision, there was only one of a penetrating nature. Israel reports only one operative case, notwithstanding his large experience in renal surgery.

REPORT OF CASE 

Family History.  —Irene C., aged 11 years, was the fifth child of six living children. Her father and mother give a negative history in every detail, and her family history with reference to tuberculosis,

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