Renal agenesis

Case contributed by Dr Naqibullah Foladi


Ultrasound showed an absent right kidney.

Patient Data

Age: 6 months
Gender: Male

The intravenous urogram shows a nephrogram on the left, with significantly enlarged left kidney but with normal shape and axis.

Left ureter is normal in caliber and course.

Opacified urinary bladder is normal in outline.

No right kidney seen, correlating with the ultrasound finding.


Case Discussion

The features are compatible with right renal agenesis and compensatory enlargement of the left kidney.


This case is also contributed by Dr. Rasool Noori.

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Case information

rID: 70944
Published: 10th Sep 2019
Last edited: 11th Sep 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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