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

ISSN

2090-696X

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.

First Page

498507

Last Page

498507

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