Renal agenesis

Case contributed by Dr David Puebla

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Flank pain

Patient Data

Age: 18
Gender: Female

CT Abdomen and Pelvis

Modality: CT

CT of the abdomen demonstrates a solitary right kidney, with physiological hypertrophy. The morphology of the right kidney is normal and  shows normal concentration and excretation of contrast media.

Case Discussion

The solitary kidney, apart from compensatory hypertrophy usually is present from birth. It is usually normal, and its discovery is feasible when the radiographic examination should be performed for a kidney condition. It is then discovers that it is a solitary kidney.

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Case Information

rID: 22332
Case created: 27th Mar 2013
Last edited: 6th Dec 2015
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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