Horseshoe kidney

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


CT performed for assessment of hepatic enzyme derangement.

Patient Data

Age: 44
Gender: Male

Single kidney joined at the lower poles by an isthmus of tissue.

Fatty liver.

No other abnormality.

Case Discussion

Horseshoe kidney is one form of several congenital renal anomalies. It is often an incidental finding.

Its appearance is classic on CT and confirmatory tests are not necessary.

An increased incidence of urolithiasis, injury in trauma and obstruction is associated with horseshoe kidney.

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Case information

rID: 39192
Published: 25th Aug 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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