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October 1937

A REVIEW OF UROLOGIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES; SAN FRANCISCO; BUDAPEST, HUNGARY; SEATTLE; NEW YORK; ROCHESTER, MINN.; CHICAGO

Arch Surg. 1937;35(4):795-832. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1937.01190160179009
Abstract

KIDNEY 

Anomalies.  —Stevens1 reviewed a series of 27 cases of solitary pelvic kidney, consisting of 25 cases reported in the literature and 2 cases which he had observed. In 1932 Collins found 572 cases of unilateral renal agenesis and 49 other probable cases reported in the literature; he added 9 cases which he had observed personally. It therefore may be presumed that approximately only 4 or 5 per cent of single kidneys are true pelvic ones. Speaking in round figures, if one may expect a solitary kidney once in every 1,000 persons, there will be a solitary pelvic kidney in 1 of about every 22,000 persons.The indications for the treatment of ectopic kidney, surgical or otherwise, are in general governed by the well known urologic principles employed when the organ is normally situated. However, because of the relatively poor drainage and mild hydronephrosis universally present in an ectopic

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