Horseshoe kidney

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem


Discovered accidentally

Patient Data

Gender: Female

CT demonstrates the kidneys to be fused at their lower pole, located abnormally inferiorly immediately below the inferior mesenteric artery. The renal hila are rotated anateriology. Features characteristic of a horseshoe kidney

Case Discussion

This CT was obtained as screening in a female patient with breast cancer. Abdominal CT illustrates an incidental horseshoe kidney, a fairly common incidental finding. 

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Case information

rID: 48319
Published: 30th Sep 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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