Non functioning kidney

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Renal imaging performed to assess for functional impairment.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years old
Gender: Male
Race: Caucasian
Nuclear medicine

Radioisotope is taken up exclusively by the left kidney.

No uptake by the right kidney with 100% function from the left kidney.

Case Discussion

A DMSA scan of the kidneys allows for assessment of the kidneys, in particular the split function.


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Case information

rID: 28012
Published: 6th Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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