Supernumerary kidney

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy


CT performed for kidney stone protocol.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Incidentally noted are 2 well formed kidneys on the left side and fused in the lower pole and not crossing the midline. Both kidneys are well formed and have a reniform shape.

Since his kidney function was borderline he has not received a contrast enhanced CT or MRI.

Case Discussion

This is a rare entity and fewer than 100 case reports have been described in the literature.

One needs to be aware of this uncommon congenital condition of different kinds of fusion of kidneys.


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Case information

rID: 68455
Published: 3rd Jun 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Augusta University

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