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January 1944

REVIEW OF UROLOGIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

U.S.N.R.; LOS ANGELES; SAN FRANCISCO; MEXICO CITY, MEXICO; SEATTLE; NEW YORK; ROCHESTER, MINN.; BERNE, SWITZERLAND; CHICAGO

Arch Surg. 1944;48(1):73-88. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1944.01230010076006
Abstract

KIDNEY 

Anomaly.  —Hanley1 reports a case of horseshoe kidney and a supernumerary kidney and a case of a triple kidney with a horseshoe component.He states that a supernumerary kidney is a distinct rarity in itself. Of the numerous cases reported as examples of this condition, many are merely instances of double or fused kidneys, while others are insufficiently described for accurate classification. Only 43 authentic cases of supernumerary kidney are found in the literature. In the majority of the reported cases the extra kidney was below the normal one, usually on the left side, and more often than not rudimentary. The ureter may join its fellow or end extravesically, while the termination in many cases is unstated. A normal separate ureter is apparently rare.In Hanley's case the supernumerary kidney was above its fellow and was not rudimentary, and its ureter was complete throughout its length, opening into

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