Ectopic kidney

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Ectopic kidney
Other names: Renal ectopia
Ectopic crossed fused kidney.jpg
Ectopic crossed fused kidney in a fetus approx. 34 weeks

Ectopic kidney describes a kidney that is not located in its usual position. It results from the kidney failing to ascend from its origin in the true pelvis or from a superiorly ascended kidney located in the thorax.[1]

It has an incidence of approximately 1/900.[2]

a) Origin of the left renal artery from the aorta b) left renal artery entering the lower pole of the ectopic kidney

See also


  1. "Ectopic Kidney - Renal Ectopia - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications". Medindia. 18 March 2015. Archived from the original on 21 February 2019. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  2. "Ectopic Kidney". Archived from the original on 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2007-12-01.

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