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February 1945

A REVIEW OF UROLOGIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

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

Arch Surg. 1945;50(2):104-124. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1945.01230030109011
Abstract

KIDNEYS 

Anomalies.  —Nation1 states that renal agenesia implies the complete absence of renal tissue. The renal anlage develops in most cases, even in the absence of a ureter, but is usually absorbed unless normal fusion with the ureter occurs.Three cases of bilateral renal agenesia from a series of 27,000 autopsies are reported. This makes the total number of reported cases 124. Besides the 3 cases described in this paper, only 3 cases in which the abnormality has been limited to the mesonephric and metanephric systems have been reported.Twenty-seven cases of unilateral renal agenesia are cited. Fourteen of these were encountered in a series of 27,000 autopsies at the Los Angeles County Hospital, a ratio of 1 to 1,929. Five cases were found in a series of 1,831 autopsies at the Huntington Memorial Hospital, an incidence of 1 in 366 autopsies. The ratio for the combined series is

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