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February 19, 1927

NEPHROPEXY FOR THE RELIEF OF URETERAL KINKS ASSOCIATED WITH PTOSIS

Author Affiliations

Professor of Urology and Director of the Department, St. Louis University School of Medicine ST. LOUIS

JAMA. 1927;88(8):541-543. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680340013005
Abstract

In presenting this subject i make no claim of new methods, for nephropexy is an old operation first performed by Hahn of Berlin in 1881, and used extensively from fifteen to thirty years ago by Edebohls, Newman, Suckling, 1 Billington, Sir Henry Morris, 2 Glenard, Sir William Roberts, Kelly 3 and others, by various methods and with varied results. In more recent years, little has been written on the subject, and I believe that comparatively few nephropexies are done, although more ptosed kidneys, with ureteral kinks producing distressing symptoms, are being found through the aid of the modern cystoscopic roentgenographic table combination, permitting us to secure easily good pyelograms and ureterograms in both the recumbent and the upright postures as a matter of routine. Feeling that the operation has fallen into undeserved disuse, and encouraged by some excellent results in forty-eight operations, many of the patients having undergone other surgical

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