I have endeavoured as far as my opportunities permitted ,
to show that the condition of renal mobility is one which
occurs more often than is generally supposed.
It is much more frequent in women than in men. The right
kidney is much more frequently displaced than the left.
Symptoms are often absent.
It is a condition which is frequently discovered accidentc
ally, during an examination in connection with some other
condition, and without any previous suspicion of its presence.
It has been known to produce hydronephrosis.
Nephrorrhaphy properly performed upon properly selected
cases, affords a safe and effectual means of alleviating the
distressing symptoms which accompany them.
Many cases of hitherto unexplained abdominal pain and
intestinal disturbance might be attributed to this cause,
if the subject were recognised as of greater clinical import,
than can be assumed from the attention which it has received.