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October 31, 1925


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Grand Island, Neb.

JAMA. 1925;85(18):1420. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670180076034

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To the Editor:  —The following report of a case of complete anuria should have been reported ten years ago; it is sent now because of current interest in such cases.Mrs. L., aged 35, had an operation for suspension of the right kidney in 1903, and another operation of the same character on the same kidney in 1905, both operations having been performed elsewhere. When I first examined her, a large mass could be palpated in the right side of the abdomen. A diagnosis of hydronephrosis of the right kidney was made, and nephrectomy of the right kidney was done, May 4, 1915. A preliminary cystoscopic examination and pyelogram to establish the presence of the left kidney were not made.Twenty-four hours after operation, the patient did not urinate. On catheterization, 2 ounces of urine was obtained. From that time on, no urine was excreted. The patient lived twenty-three days.

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