Horseshoe kidney on intravenous pyelogram

Case contributed by Dr M Osama Yonso


Right renal colic.

Patient Data

Age: 35-40 years
Gender: Female

Right renal calculus with horse-shoe kidneys.

Case Discussion

A horseshoe kidney is the most common type of renal fusion anomaly (see developmental renal anomalies), and not only alters the imaging appearance, but also renders the kidneys susceptible to trauma, stone formation and transitional cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis.

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Case information

rID: 18458
Published: 8th Jul 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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