Horseshoe kidney

Case contributed by Dr Erik Ranschaert


Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

CT abdomen / pelvis

CT of the abdomen and pelvis demonstrates complete fusion of lower poles of both kidneys. The junction is in the midline, below the inferior mesenteric artery origin. The extra-renal pelvis is prominent on both sides with out frank hydronephrosis. 

Case Discussion

This case is a classical depiction of Horseshoe kidney.

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Case information

rID: 11102
Published: 17th Oct 2010
Last edited: 28th Aug 2020
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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