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July 1944

A REVIEW OF UROLOGIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

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

Arch Surg. 1944;49(1):59-74. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1944.01230020062009
Abstract

KIDNEY 

Anomaly.  —Jacobs1 describes an unusual type of horseshoe kidney, which presents different features from those of the usual form of this anomaly, and places it in the group of unsymmetric horseshoe kidneys. The patient, a woman aged 45, had suffered from recurrent attacks of abdominal pain characteristic of "horseshoe kidney disease" and had undergone appendectomy previously without benefit. The right ureter could be catheterized up to 20 cm., at which point the catheter stopped. A retrograde pyelogram of the right side showed an elongated boat-shaped pelvis lying over the body of the fifth lumbar vertebra, with calices projecting upward, downward and laterally from both extremities of the

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