—Nordio1 reported 2 cases of congenital ectopic pelvic kidney without any associated malformation of the genitals or of other parts of the body. In the first case, during an operation for retroverted uterus, the misplaced kidney was found at the right of the vertebral column and in the pelvic cavity. It was normal in size, without lobulation, slightly flattened and fixed; a fatty capsule was not apparent. As the kidney appeared to be functioning satisfactorily, it was left undisturbed. The patient, a woman who had borne seven children without unusual inconvenience, was seen one year later and was in excellent condition. This case indicates that a pelvic kidney which causes no disturbance or symptoms may go unrecognized throughout life.The second case, before operation, was thought to be one of unilateral cystic tumor of the left adnexa uteri. As the ureter of the ectopic kidney was
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