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Journal: International Journal of Anatomy and Research (Vol.2, No. 2)

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Page : 305-309

Keywords : Crossed fused renal ectopia; Tandem kidney; L-shaped kidney; Renal ectopia; Multidetector computed tomography; Renal fusion anomaly.;

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Crossed renal ectopia is one of the rarest congenital malformations where a kidney is located on the side opposite to the side of its ureteral insertion into the urinary bladder and is generally fused with the normally located ipsilateral mate. Generally this anomaly remains as a silent clinical entity and is incidentally detected during evaluation for other conditions. We report here three such cases of crossed fused renal ectopia detected by multidetector row contrast enhanced computed tomography. Crossed fused renal ectopia of inferior type was observed in a male on the right side with the ureter of the ectopic left kidney crossing the midline. In two female patients, L-shaped or tandem kidney was noted, one on the right and another on the left side. Over all in two cases the left kidney was ectopic and in one the right kidney. No renal pathologies like urinary tract infection, nephrolithiasis or hematuria were found in our patients.

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