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August 11, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(5):143-147. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390050015002

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Operations on the Kidneys.  Nephrectomy.— Mr. J. Knowsley Thornton gives the record of three successful cases of nephrectomy in the Lancet. The first was published June, 1880, but is again given in connection with the others. It was performed on a child of seven, who had suffered with swelling of the abdomen since she was two years old. The diagnosis of renal tumor having been made, an antiseptic aspiration was performed, resulting in the removal of six pints and a half of rather dark and cloudy urine. Two months later the tumor had re-filled and the left kidney was removed through an incision in the median line to the left of the umbilicus. Bichloride of methylene was the anæsthetic used. The ureter was found to be merely a thin fibrous cord. Wound healed by first intention on the sixth day, and the patient was running about the ward

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