Horseshoe kidney

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem

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Discovered accidentally

Patient Data

Gender: Female
CT

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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