Malrotation of an iliac ectopic kidney with pyelo-ureteral duplication: An incidental three-in-one congenital anomaly

Radiol Case Rep. 2020 Dec 22;16(3):524-527. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2020.12.041. eCollection 2021 Mar.


Renal ectopia is a rare congenital anomaly that mostly occurs in the pelvic area. An ectopic kidney is usually associated with other anomalies such as a malrotation. We report the case of a 15-year-old male who consulted after a blunt abdominal trauma. A left iliac renal ectopia was incidentally discovered. This ectopic kidney was associated with a malrotation, and a pyelo-ureteral duplication. Iliac renal ectopia should be dissociated from other abdominal renal ectopias, and its association with other renal malformations should be further investigated.

Keywords: CT-scan; Congenital anomalies; Iliac renal ectopia; Pyelo-ureteral duplication; Renal malrotation.

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