Vol 23, No 1 (2020)
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99mTc-DMSA Scintigraphy Revealed A Unilateral Multicystic Anomaly In A Horseshoe Kidney

Sara Shakeri1, Fatemeh Farahmandfar1, Sadegh Moradian2, Ramin Sadeghi1
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2020.0009
Pubmed: 32779177
Nucl. Med. Rev 2020;23(1):47-48.


The multicystic dysplastic pattern in a half of a horseshoe kidney is a very uncommon presentation. We present a 6-month-old male infant with a history of antenatally unilateral cystic abnormality in the right kidney which was reevaluated after birth by ultrasonography (US) and 99m Tc-DMSA scintigraphy. The US showed a horseshoe kidney with the multicystic dysplastic area on the right side, which proved to be non-functional on 99m Tc-DMSA scintigraphy.

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