European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 16 - Number 1
Eur J Anat, 16 (1): 79-81 (2012)

Crossed-fused renal ectopia: a case report

Bhagath Kumar Potu1, Boopathi Subramaniam2, Peh Suat Cheng1

1Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, UCSI University, Jalan Menara Gading, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2Department of Anatomy, Annapoorna Medical College & Hospital, Salem, Tamilnadu, India

ABSTRACT Crossed renal ectopia is one of the rarest urinary system anomalies. It is more often seen at autopsy than in clinical practice. Most cases of renal ectopia remain asymptomatic during a personā??s lifetime and are diagnosed incidentally. The identification of crossed fused renal ectopia is important for radiologists and surgeons, since it is a predisposing factor for obstruction, infection, and neoplasia of the urinary system. In this report, we discussed the crossed-fused renal ectopia found in cadaver of a woman aged approximately 60 years. The clinical significance and embryological background of the variation is described in detail.

Keywords: Crossed fused renal ectopia, Neoplasia, Urinary system

European Journal of anatomy
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