Title

The case of the wandering kidney.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2013

Institution/Department

Pediatric Urology

Journal Title

Case reports in urology

MeSH Headings

Kidney Diseases

Abstract

Nephroptosis is a controversial phenomenon well described in the literature. In this case report, we present a patient whose right kidney had "wandered" from its normal anatomic position in the retroperitoneum anteriorly and was in a fixed position anterior to the liver secondary to hydronephrosis. As opposed to the suspected mechanism of nephroptosis, we offer a hydraulic theory as to the origin of the energy required to cause this translocation. The work required to move the patient's kidney was generated by her cardiac output.

ISSN

2090-696X

First Page

498507

Last Page

498507

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