Pancake adrenal gland in patient with a right pelvic kidney

Case contributed by Dr Lee-Anne Slater


Routine renal ultrasound.

Patient Data

Age: 4 days

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Case Discussion

Ultrasound shows a flattened, elongated right adrenal gland in the context of a pelvic right kidney. The normal Y shaped configuration of the adrenal gland does not develop as it would when moulding over a normally sited kidney.

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Case information

rID: 11140
Published: 19th Oct 2010
Last edited: 26th Sep 2015
Tag: variant
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