Dromedary hump

Case contributed by Andrea Molinari
Diagnosis not applicable


Suspicion of a left renal nodule after a routine ultrasound scan.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

A prominent bulging alters the normal lateral renal cortical profile.

Case Discussion

A dromedary hump is a morphological variant of the lateral profile of the left kidney, caused by the splenic impression. It is an important variant as it can simulate a renal mass (renal pseudotumor).

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