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Nephroptosis or floating kidney or renal ptosis or prolapsed kidney or wandering kidney is the condition where kidney drops down from normal position into the pelvis when a person stands upright or lies flat. It occurs more in women. Kidney descends more than 5cm or 2 vertebral bodies
Nephroptosis should be treated only in the rare patients who present with a full array of symptoms and positive diagnosis via one of the imaging studies. Therapies include medical and surgical therapies for nephroptosis. Many surgical therapies are based on the principle that the ptotic kidney must be irreversibly fixed into its normal position by securing the kidney or perinephric tissue to the body wall high in the retroperitoneum via either suture or subsequent adhesion formation.Surgical therapies includes Nephropexy and Endourological procedures.
Related Journals of Nephroptosis
Journal of Kidney, Journal of Nephrology & Therapeutics, Nephron - Clinical Practice, Nephro-Urology Monthly, Nephrologe, Nephrologie et Therapeutique.