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Horseshoe kidney

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino


Patient presented with unclear abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

While no CT morphologic correlate for the patient's abdominal pain was found, you can nicely see her (previously unknown) horseshoe kidney.

Case Discussion

Horseshoe kidneys are, in themselves, asymptomatic and thus they are usually identified incidentally. They are however prone to a number of complications as a result of poor drainage, which may lead to clinical presentation.

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Case information

rID: 15643
Published: 30th Oct 2011
Last edited: 3rd Sep 2020
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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