nephroptosis

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nephroptosis

 [nef″rop-to´sis]
downward displacement of a kidney, usually found in young adult women, especially those who are thin and long-waisted; it can occur when kidney supports are weakened by a sudden strain or blow, or are congenitally defective. Although it may not produce serious symptoms, if there is kinking of the ureters, this could cause an obstruction to their urinary flow, and some patients also have increased susceptibility to infection. Treatment is usually by nephropexy (surgical fixation). Called also floating, hypermobile, or wandering kidney.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

neph·rop·to·sis

, nephroptosia (nef'rop-tō'sis, -tō'sē-ă),
Prolapse of the kidney.
[nephro- + G. ptōsis, a falling]
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nephroptosis

The downward displacement of a loose or frankly floppy kidney.
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nephroptosis

Nephrology The downward displacement of a loose or floppy kidney. See Nephropexy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

neph·rop·to·sis

, nephroptosia (nef'rop-tō'sis, -tō'sē-ă)
Prolapse of the kidney.
[nephro- + G. ptōsis, a falling]
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