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February 14, 1931


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Pasadena, Calif.

JAMA. 1931;96(7):523-525. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.27220330001011

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Raye, in 1839, first reported a case of spontaneous perirenal hemorrhage. Wunderlick, in 1846, who was the second to report a case, called it apoplexy of the kidney bed. There have been sixty-two cases reported since then, very few of which were correctly diagnosed preoperatively or ante mortem.

Following is the report of another case:

A woman, aged 55, 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm.) tall, weighing 200 pounds (91 Kg.), a widow working as a domestic up to the onset of the present illness, had enjoyed good health previous to 1923. In that year, she had had a panhysterectomy with complete recovery, and later influenza. In 1924 she had extensive burns of the arms, hands, face and dorsal surface of the trunk, and was in a hospital thirty-five days. She apparently completely recovered.

In 1925 she had a cholecystectomy and an appendectomy; during convalescence, albumin and granular casts were

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