On account of the great rarity of floating or movable livers, I have looked over the literature and have had others help me at it. I find that only about 98 cases have been reported, from which we are able to draw some conclusion in the etiology, symptoms and management of this class of cases. As far as I have been able to find the record of cases is as follows:
A. Catini1 reports a case with severe nervous symptoms, in a patient aged 54. The organ could be replaced.
R. Piatelli2 reports a case of a woman aged 56. A bandage could not be worn.
E. A. Meissner3 gives a case of a married woman of 39, a displaced liver apparently following pregnancy. She was much improved by wearing bandage.
G. Barbotta4 states a case of a woman aged 37, also caused by parturition.
CARSTENS JH. THE FIXATION OF A MOVABLE LIVER AND REPORT OF A CASE OF HEPATOPEXY.. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(20):1294–1297. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480200008001b
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