Horseshoe kidney

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Its incidence is around 1/600. It is assumed that it arises due to a joining of both kidneys from both sides and during the 5th week when both organs still lie very close together in the small pelvis.
The two kidneys are most often bound together at the lower pole. The ureters that go downwards from the horseshoe kidneys are not abnormal. The horseshoe kidney, though, lies further down than normal ones do. The further ascent is impeded by the inferior mesenteric artery that arises in the lower region of the abdominal aorta.

Category: Nephrology Notes



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