There are many methods of suturing the kidney to its place, some good and some bad. The question of material for sutures, or that of giving these their chief hold on the capsule or on the substance of the organ; again, whether the capsule proper is to be stripped or not, how many sutures are to be placed and where, I leave out of the discussion for the present; and likewise whether not sutures, but granulation methods, are to be relied on.
The point of my communication deals chiefly with the disposition of the connective tissue and fat which surround the kidney. On making an incision through the back down on the field through which a movable kidney makes its excursions, it is noted that a considerable development of the fatty capsule always exists and that this with its connective tissue is attached definitely to the parietal wall. The outer
SHOEMAKER GE. A MODIFICATION OF THE TECHNIC OF FIXATION OF THE MOVABLE KIDNEY. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(23):1917. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210230053002a
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