. Diseases of the kidneys, ureters and bladder, with special reference to the diseases of women. pelvis, and the higher the insertion into the pel-vis the more effectual the obstruction and the larger the hydronephrosis. The position and shape of a hydronephrotic kidney in various states ofdistention are well illustrated in Figure 257, while in Figure 258 is shown adifferent, but also very common, mechanism in the formation of a hydro-nephrosis by movability; here the obstruction arises because the descent of thekidney inside its own fascial coverings results in a kinking of the ureter. Thekid
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