Horseshoe kidney on intravenous pyelogram

Case contributed by Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso
Diagnosis certain


Right renal colic.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Right renal calculus with horseshoe 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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