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ICD-10 N28.8
ICD-9 593.0

Nephroptosis (also called floating kidney or renal ptosis) is an abnormal condition in which the kidney drops down into the pelvis when the patient stands up.

It is more common in women than in men.


It is believed to result from deficiency of supporting perirenal fasciae.


Nephropexy was performed in the past to stabilize the kidney, but presently surgery is not recommended anymore in asymptomatic patients.

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