Ectopic right pelvic kidney

Case contributed by Mark Sugi


Abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Contrast-enhanced CT shows a right pelvic kidney and a left kidney in normal position. The right renal artery arises from the distal aorta just proximal to the bifurcation with early branching. Two renal veins drain the kidney into the left common iliac vein and directly into the inferior vena cava, respectively. Ureteral drainage into the bladder is normal bilaterally.

An exophytic area of fatty change at the left inferior kidney corresponds to a remote ablation site.

Case Discussion

Pelvic positioning of the kidney is due to failure to ascend in early development around the 9th week of gestation.

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.