Abstract KIDNEY Stone. —Gayet1 pointed out the difficulty encountered when lithiasis occurs in a solitary, infected kidney or bilaterally in kidneys with the renal parenchyma in an advanced stage of destruction. He reported 2 cases of this type in which minor operative procedures, such as incision of the renal parenchyma with insertion of an individual indwelling catheter and the opening of a perinephric abscess, had kept the patients from succumbing to the disease and had relieved them at least temporarily. In 1 case the right kidney was practically functionless whereas the left kidney contained a large stone. In the other case, the stone was in a horseshoe kidney; the urine was purulent, and there was a perinephric abscess communicating with the pelvis.Most of the patients with these conditions are uremic and cannot endure a long operation under general anesthesia. The period of operation must be brief, and as a References 1. Gayet, G.: Néphrolithotomies en plusieurs temps dans les cas graves de lithiase rénale , Bull. Soc. franç. d'urol. , (Jan. 15) , 1934, p. 35. 2. Nash, I. E.: Calculous Pyonephrosis: A Clinical Study with Special Reference to Etiology and Treatment: Review of the Literature, Report of Six Cases , Am. J. Surg. 24:110 ( (April) ) 1934.Crossref 3. Quinby, W. C.: End-Results of Operations for Lithiasis , Tr. Am. A. Genito-Urin. Surgeons 26:285, 1933. 4. Simpson, Graham: Carcinoma of the Kidney , Brit. J. Surg. 21:388 ( (Jan.) ) 1934.Crossref 5. Kimball, F. N., and Ferris, H. W.: Papillomatous Tumor of the Renal Pelvis Associated with Similar Tumors of the Ureter and Bladder; Review of Literature and Report of Two Cases , J. Urol. 31:257 ( (March) ) 1934. 6. Fagge, C. H.: Case of Hydronephrosis , Brit. J. Surg. 21:151 ( (July) ) 1933.Crossref 7. Hinman, Frank: Pathogenesis of Hydronephrosis , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 57:356 ( (Feb.) ) 1934. 8. Mathé, C. P., and de la Peña, Emilio: Surgical Repair of Hydronephrosis, with Reference to Technical Points Favoring Relief , J. Urol. 31:1 ( (Jan.) ) 1934. 9. Prather, G. C., and Crabtree, E. G.: The Lone Kidney in Pregnancy , Tr. Am. A. Genito-Urin. Surgeons 26:313, 1933. 10. Saccone, Andrea, and Hendler, H. B.: Supernumerary Kidney: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature , J. Urol. 31:711 ( (May) ) 1934. 11. Campbell, M. F.: Hemipyonephrosis in Infants and Children , Am. J. Surg. 21:85 ( (July) ) 1933. 12. Kessler, E. E.; Bennetts, F. A., and Bacon, S. K.: Perinephritic Abscess , Am. J. Surg. 22:223 ( (Nov.) ) 1933. 13. Walters, Waltman, and Braasch, W. F.: Surgical Aspects of Polycystic Kidney , Tr. Am. A. Genito-Urin. Surgeons 26:385, 1933. 14. Cabot, Hugh: Nephrostomy Preliminary to Transplantation in Cases of Injury to the Ureter , Proc. Staff Meet., Mayo Clin. 9:125 ( (Feb. 28) ) 1934. 15. Gutierrez, Robert: Nephrostomy as a Preliminary Drainage in Preparation for Secondary Nephrectomy , J. Urol. 31:305 ( (March) ) 1934. 16. Livermore, G. R.: Nephrostomy , Tr. Am. A. Genito-Urin. Surgeons 26:367, 1933 17. Walters, Waltman: Acute Obstructing and Inflammatory Lesions of the Kidneys and the Ureters , Ann. Surg. 98:789 ( (Oct.) ) 1933. 18. Braasch, W. F., in discussion on Walters.17 19. Beer, E., in discussion on Walters.17 20. Huggins, C. B., and Roome, N. W.: Typhoid Pyonephrosis: Its Urological and Public Health Significance , J. Urol. 31:587 ( (April) ) 1934. 21. Colston, J. A. C.: Primary Tumors of the Ureter , Tr. Am. A. Genito-Urin. Surgeons 26:65, 1933. 22. Higgins, C. C.: Aseptic Ureterointestinal Anastomosis , Am. J. Surg. 22:209 ( (Nov.) ) 1933. 23. Stevens, W. E.: Accidental Operative Injuries of the Female Ureter , J. Urol. 31:741 ( (May) ) 1934.
Archives of Surgery – American Medical Association
Published: Oct 1, 1934