Developmental anomalies of the kidney and ureter

Developmental anomalies of the kidneys and ureters are numerous and not only potentially render image interpretation confusing but also, in many instances, make the kidneys more prone to pathology:

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Article information

rID: 9895
System: Urogenital
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Renal developmental anomalies
  • Developmental renal anomalies
  • Developmental ureter anomalies

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Cases and figures

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    Figure 1: illustration - renal development
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    Case 1: duplex renal system
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    Case 2: horseshoe kidney
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    Case 3: hypertrophied column of Bertin
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    Case 4: crossed lumbar renal ectopia
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    Case 5: pelvic kidney
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    Case 6: supranumerary kidney
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    Case 7: horseshoe kidney
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