OPERATIONS UPON THE KIDNEY AT THE GERMAN HOSPITAL IN PHILADELPHIA.1

JOHN B. DEAVER
1902 Annals of Surgery  
SURGEON TO THE GERMAN HOSPITAL. From the beginning of 1899 to the present date there were performed in the German Hospital, in Philadelphia, thirty-four operations for the fixation of floating or movable kidney; seven for nephrolithiasis; three for pyonephrosis; two for hydronephrosis, and two for sarcoma and nephrotomy or pyelotomy. Nephropexy. Of the floating kidney operations there were twenty-nine on the right kidney, four on the left kidney, and one bilateral. Six of the cases also
more » ... from chronic appendicitis, and this organ was removed at the same time. One case had had an appendectomy performed one year previously. Two cases had coeliotomy performed some years previously for tubal troubles. One case was two months pregnant and recovered without mishap. Thirty-one cases were females. Three cases were males,-one on the left and two on the right kidney. Thirty-two cases recovered. Two cases died (6.7 per cent.), one thirteen days after operation from acute mania, and the other in four days from uraemia. Both of these cases were males. A blood count was made on seven cases before operation a,nd averaged, haemoglobin, 60 per cent.; red cells, 3,610,000; white cells, 7960. In no case was a leucocytosis observed. The patients were in the hospital on an average fortyfour days,-excluding the two deaths and three cases still in 1 Read before the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, March 3, 1902. 87
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