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Vol 62, No 3 (2003)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2003-06-09
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Thoracic ectopic kidney in adults. A report of 2 cases

Andrzej Drop, Elżbieta Czekajska-Chehab, Ryszard Maciejewski, Grzegorz J. Staśkiewicz, Kamil Torres
Folia Morphol 2003;62(3):313-316.

open access

Vol 62, No 3 (2003)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2003-06-09
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Thoracic kidney is the rarest, usually asymptomatic type of kidney ectopia. 2 cases of thoracic kidney discovered incidentally through chest radiography are reported. In both patients renal function tests were normal and no further treatment was necessary. Ultrasonography and computed tomography studies performed for confirmation of the diagnosis are presented. An embryonic background of this abnormality is discussed.

Abstract

Thoracic kidney is the rarest, usually asymptomatic type of kidney ectopia. 2 cases of thoracic kidney discovered incidentally through chest radiography are reported. In both patients renal function tests were normal and no further treatment was necessary. Ultrasonography and computed tomography studies performed for confirmation of the diagnosis are presented. An embryonic background of this abnormality is discussed.
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Keywords

ectopic kidney; thoracic kidney; congenital anomalies

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Title

Thoracic ectopic kidney in adults. A report of 2 cases

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 62, No 3 (2003)

Pages

313-316

Published online

2003-06-09

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2003;62(3):313-316.

Keywords

ectopic kidney
thoracic kidney
congenital anomalies

Authors

Andrzej Drop
Elżbieta Czekajska-Chehab
Ryszard Maciejewski
Grzegorz J. Staśkiewicz
Kamil Torres

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