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November 1929

A REVIEW OF UROLOGIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES; ROCHESTER, MINN.; ROANOKE, VA.; TORONTO, CANADA; ANTWERP, BELGIUM; LOS ANGELES

Arch Surg. 1929;19(5):922-942. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1929.01150050153013
Abstract

KIDNEY 

Anomalies.  —Kimbrough1 reported a case of carcinoma of a horseshoe kidney occurring in a man, aged 35 years. Cystoscopic examination did not show anything of a pathologic nature in the bladder. A specimen from the left ureteral orifice was bloody, and one from the right was clear. Catheters were passed to the pelvis of the kidney without difficulty. A pyelogram revealed that the right ureter entered the pelvis laterally and was somewhat dilated. The calices pointed toward the median line and the pelvis was dilated. The left kidney was over the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae. During general examination a palpable mass was felt in the left side of the abdomen above the crest of the ilium. The mass was smooth, firm and slightly movable, and was posterior to the descending colon. It had an excursion of 1 cm. with respiration. The preoperative diagnosis was congenital anomaly, probably

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