BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-224921
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Floating kidney

  1. Craig Rogers1,2
  1. 1 Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  2. 2 VCORE | Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Akshay Sood, asood1{at}
  • Accepted 6 April 2018
  • Published 17 April 2018


A 28-year-old, healthy woman with a history of abdominal pain of almost 6 years came to see us in our clinic after having seen several physicians at several different hospitals over the years. The chief presenting complaint had remained consistentit was intermittent right abdominal pain that tended to exacerbate in the upright position and improve in the supine position. The change in position was also associated with a feeling of ‘a ball rolling’ inside of her. There were no other symptoms. Of note, during enquiry into her obstetrical history, the patient recalled that her pain always seemed to be less during pregnancy, especially in the …

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