Horseshoe kidney

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu


Recurrent urinary tract infection. Ultrasound raised suspicion of a horseshoe kidney.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male

Midline fusion of lower poles of both kidneys anterior to abdominal aorta. Anterolaterally directed bilateral extra renal pelvis. Normal ureters on both sides. Normal urinary bladder and prostate. 

Case Discussion

The most common renal fusion anomaly is the horseshoe kidney and it is more prone for urinary tract infections. Documentation of such an anatomical variant also prevents any iatrogenic injury during any abdominal surgery. 

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Case information

rID: 57384
Published: 21st Dec 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Vivid Diagnostic Centre

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