Horseshoe kidney and choledocholithiasis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Patient with right upper quadrant pain, radiology suggests CT and MRI for better characterization.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Female

CT abdomen and pelvis

The kidneys are united at their lower pole with a horseshoe appearance. They have adequate cortical thickness. There is no dilatation of the excretory system. The gallbladder contains multiple stones.


MRI cholangiography

It was decided complemented with magnetic resonance to study the gallstones found on computed tomography

MRI shows multiple gallstones in the gallbladder and common bile duct.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates a choledocholithiasis, and incidentally also demonstrates an horseshoe kidney.

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Case information

rID: 22842
Published: 28th Apr 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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