HYDRONEPHROSIS IN A HORSESHOE KIDNEY

Olivia Ștefan1,T. Enache2, R. C. Datu 1,2
1The Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children “Grigore Alexandrescu”, Bucharest, Romania
2The University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Bucharest, Romania
Corresponding author: Tudor Enace
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Abstract

Horseshoe kidney is the most common fusion anomaly of the kidney with a prevalence of 1/400, being more frequent in males. This anomaly is characterized by malrotation, abnormal blood supply and other anatomic anomalies and has a propensity to form UPJ obstruction in up to one-third of the cases, being more common on the left side (89% of the cases). UPJ obstruction on the right side, being so rare, we report the case of a 5 years and 6 months old male patient suffering of horseshoe kidney and right side UPJ obstruction.

Keywords: horseshoe kidney, hydronephrosis, pyeloplasty, ureteropelvic junction obstruction

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