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December 19, 1885

OBSERVATIONS UPON THE STRUCTURES TO BE INCLUDED IN THE SUTURES IN THE OPERATION FOR FIXING A FLOATING KIDNEY.

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OF SOUTH BEND, INDIANA.

JAMA. 1885;V(25):683-685. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391240011001b
Abstract

The question which the writer will discuss more particularly in this paper is, Shall the Renal Capsule be included in the Sutures? That this is an important question and one that has not been definitely settled, those familiar with the medical literature of the last few years are well aware. The writer has deemed it advisable to refer to some of the statements of a few of the writers upon the subject. Morris states that "In Hahn's first two cases the sutures included the peri-renal fat, and one of them was unsuccessful. In the third case he included the renal capsule in the stitches, but with what result is not stated. Gilmore included the renal capsule but the suture cut its way out and set the viscus free. Weir included in one case the peri-renal renal fat and was successful. Morris concludes that "Experience will have to decide whether there

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