Pancake kidney

Case contributed by Dr Sherif Shebl Kotkata


Right loin/flank pain.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

Both kidneys are seen in the right iliac region, where the left kidney is crossed and fused with the right one, showing fused upper and lower poles, forming a "pancake" shaped kidney.

Both right and left adrenal glands are present in their normal anatomical location. 

Both ureters insert into their normal anatomical location in the urinary bladder.

Case Discussion

Pancake kidney is a rare renal fusion anomaly of the kidneys of the crossed fused variety. It is incidentally noted in this case and flank pain is likely no related to renal origin.

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Case information

rID: 40366
Published: 1st Nov 2015
Last edited: 28th Dec 2020
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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