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November 19, 1887

A CASE OF EXTIRPATION OF THE KIDNEY, WITH REMARKS.

JAMA. 1887;IX(21):651-653. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400200011001e
Abstract

The patient, Mrs. H., aged 46, underwent the operation of nephrorraphy Oct. 30, 1884. The history of this case was published in Feb., 1885. The kidney was fixed at the time of the operation by eight sutures, three of which passed through and included the renal capsule. These latter untied and loosened within the first 24 hours after the operation, and on this account I think the kidney was not firmly anchored. However, three months after date of the operation the kidney was movable only to the extent of one inch in a transverse direction.

The symptoms for the relief of which nephrorraphy was done, pain and vomiting, were for a time relieved, but after a few months gradually returned, and at the end of one year were more severe than they were before any operative procedure was resorted to. During the last year they have progressively increased until they

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