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Pelvic kidney with double, venous drainage.

ABSTRACT: An ectopic kidney is defined as an atypically placed kidney, due to improper migration from the fetal pelvis, during embryogenesis. The presented CT scan of 72-year-old male with pain and visible hematuria reveals that the right kidney is located in the pelvis. The ectopic kidney has malrotation with a calcified artery and 2 veins. One draining in the right common iliac vein and the other connected to the left common iliac vein-near the bifurcation of vena cava inferior. Usually, pelvic ectopy is asymptomatic. However, it may lead to elevated blood pressure, increased risk of stone formation, infections, and traumatism, due to the atypical anatomical position. Variations in the anatomy of the kidney and its vascular supply are of clinical importance. It is possible to encounter a radiological, surgical, or cancer case, such as the presented.

PROVIDER: S-EPMC7753087 | BioStudies |

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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