Horseshoe kidney on intravenous pyelogram

Case contributed by Dr M Osama Yonso

Presentation

Right renal colic.

Patient Data

Age: 35-40 years
Gender: Female
Fluoroscopy

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
Case created: 8th Jul 2012
Last edited: 29th Aug 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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