Horseshoe kidney

Case contributed by Dr Charlie Chia-Tsong Hsu


CT aortogram study performed for suspected aortic dissection.

Patient Data

Age: 68
Gender: Male

Horseshoe kidney with functioning renal parenchyma at the isthmus. Three renal arteries are identified. The origin of the right renal artery is at the level of L1. Three individual arteries originate from the anterior abdominal aorta at the L2/L3 level. They include an accessory renal artery to the isthmus of the horseshoe kidney, the inferior mesenteric artery and the left renal artery. Normal configuration of the inferior cava which received two renal veins from the right and left side of the horseshoe kidney. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 18337
Published: 1st Jul 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.