Ectopic bilobar non-rotated left kidney: a case report

Bhagavath, Prashantha and Nayak, Satheesha B and Palimar, Vikram and Goud, PK (2013) Ectopic bilobar non-rotated left kidney: a case report. OA Case Reports, 2 (16). pp. 155-157.

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Abstract

Introduction: The kidney is known to show anomalies in its position, shape, size, rotation and blood supply. Most of its anomalies are congenital. This article reports a case of ectopic bilobar non-rotated left kidney. Case Report: We observed a rare bilobar, non-rotated ectopic left kidney in an 18-year-old female during autopsy. The right kidney was normal in shape, position and vascular supply. The left kidney was situated in front of the bifurcation of the aorta, with its hilum facing forwards. It was supplied by two renal arteries from the abdominal aorta and drained by two renal veins, both of which drained into the inferior vena cava. The renal pelvis was formed outside the hilum by union of two major calyces. Conclusion : The abnormal location of the kidney might compress the terminal aorta and lead to restricted blood supply to the pelvis and lower limbs. It is also likely to float as it does not have much support.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 04:17
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 04:17
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141465

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