nephroptosis


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nephroptosis

(ˌnɛfrɒpˈtəʊsɪs)
n
(Medicine) the medical condition in which the kidney does not remain fixed in its proper location but has abnormal mobility. Also called: floating kidney
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Noun1.nephroptosis - prolapse of the kidney
descensus, prolapse, prolapsus - the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
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neph·rop·to·sis

, nephroptosia
n. nefroptosis, prolapso del riñón.
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Since it originates from a congenital malformation, extraperitoneal ureter hernias have also been found to be associated with other genitourinary abnormalities such as crossed renal ectopia and nephroptosis. (4) Evidence of either of these findings should prompt immediate investigation into the presence of ureteral herniation, due to their close association.
Those are as follows: "achondroplasia", "acromegaly", "albinism", "aniridia", "brachycephaly", "cystinosis", "cystinuria", "citrullinemia", "chondrosarcoma", "choroideremia", "scaphocephaly", "scleroderma", "phenylketonuria", "fibromyalgia" (6), "galactosemia", "glycogen storage disease", "hydrocephalus", "hypochondroplasia", "hypopituitarism", "leukodystrophy", "lymphangioleiomyomatosis", "mannosidosis", "mastocytosis", "narcolepsy", "nephroptosis", "nevus", "osteonecrosis", "pycnodysostosis", "plagiocephaly", "retinoschisis", "sialidosis", "syringomyelia" and "thalassemia ".
Nephroptosis is rarely seen affecting the right kidney in majority of cases.