In all branches of medical practice it is a great joy to the physician accurately and minutely to fix the seat of disease. Localization of trouble in one kidney with simultaneous exclusion of it from its fellow is such an old story to the urologist that this really clean-cut diagnosis no longer arouses amazement. Yet when some fortuitous anatomic or other condition makes possible a closer localization of a pathologic lesion, his enthusiasm is aroused. After all, in the apparently simple cases perhaps he is sometimes too sure of himself. Anomalies in the excretory apparatus may seriously upset his calculations and at times lead to most disastrous results to the patient. My interest in the subject of anomalies has been keenly aroused by the following case:
REPORT OF CASE
—A married woman aged 43, entered the Presbyterian Hospital of New York City, Jan. 23, 1912, in the service of
STEVENS AR. PATHOLOGIC LESIONS OF THE KIDNEY. ASSOCIATED WITH DOUBLE URETERSREPORT OF CASE OF HYPERNEPHROMA. JAMA. 1912;LIX(26):2298–2303. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270130004002
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