Pelvic kidney

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

CT abdomen and pelvis performed for other reasons.

Patient Data

Age: 73
Gender: Male
CT

CT Abdomen and pelvis

Left kidney is ectopic, lying in the pelvis, with a short ureter.

The differential for a pelvis sited kidney is post transplantation.

Case Discussion

A pelvic kidney results from the absence of renal cranial migration, being usually unilateral and involving left kidney.

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Case information

rID: 28076
Published: 8th Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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