Hypoplastic kidney with persistent fetal lobulation

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Hypertension. Referred to rule out renal artery stenosis.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

The left kidney is markedly smaller and supplied by a filiform left renal artery without irregularities or stenosis. A tiny accessory aberrant renal artery entering the lower third of the left kidney can only be identified on the source images of the CE MRA. There are regular indentations of the left kidney surface, at the borders of the renal lobes (Malphigi pyramids).

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Case information

rID: 15363
Published: 11th Oct 2011
Last edited: 20th May 2020
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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