Pelvic kidney

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Peritoneal carcinomatosis. Unknown primary as colonoscope could not pass beyond the sigmoid colon.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male
Nuclear medicine


PET findings are consistent with a left colonic primary with extensive peritoneal metastases. Left pelvic kidney incidentally noted. 

Case Discussion

Pelvic kidneys are a not uncommon anatomical variant and related to an error during the relative ascent of the kidney during development. 

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Case information

rID: 29908
Published: 2nd Jul 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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