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Obstructed infected horseshoe kidney

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Right loin pain and fever

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Horseshoe kidney with multiple bilateral renal calculi (these kidneys are prone to stone formation due to relative urinary stasis). Note stones towards the lower pole of the right kidney with marked dilatation of the right renal pelvis and calyces, and considerable surrounding soft tissue swelling (caused by the sepsis). These 2 right stones (arrows) are in the malrotated PUJ passing anteriorly rather than medially, causing obstruction.

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Case information

rID: 18116
Published: 10th Jun 2012
Last edited: 16th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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