Duplex kidney

Case contributed by Dr Nourel Hoda Tahon


Left loin pain.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Female

Duplex left kidney with an ectopic insertion of the ureter draining the upper moiety as well as severe hydronephrosis and hydroureter, with mild lower moiety hydronephrosis.


The left kidney shows double moiety with obstructed upper moiety with dilatation of its ureter along its course & the lower moiety shows mild hydronephrosis.


Bilateral reflux. 

The left upper moiety is only minimally opacified. Reflux into the left lower moiety which is dilated. The right system is not dilated and appear simplex.

Case Discussion

This case is considered as a demonstrative case of duplex left kidney with obstruction of the upper moiety and hydronephrosis of the lower moiety.

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Case information

rID: 49371
Published: 6th Dec 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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