Intrathoracic Renal Ectopia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Mitra Khalili ORCID 1 , Mohsen Rouzrokh ORCID 1 , Mohammad Sadegh Ghadiri 1 , Roya Ansari 1 , * , Saeed Alerasol ORCID 1

1 Mofid Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Khalili M, Rouzrokh M, Ghadiri M S, Ansari R, Alerasol S. Intrathoracic Renal Ectopia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature, Nephro-Urol Mon.2021 In Press(In Press): e114552. doi: 10.5812/numonthly.114552.

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Nephro-Urology Monthly: In Press (In Press); e114552
Published Online: June 05, 2021
Article Type: Case Report
Received: March 13, 2021
Accepted: April 09, 2021
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Abstract

Renal ectopy is a rare phenomenon, its diagnosis may be delayed due to asymptomatic condition. The ectopic kidney may even have normal functional state, however because of occurring kidney blockade, the risk for kidney stones and even failure may be raised. As in many cases, the diagnosis is completely incidentally and based on the request of radiography and sometimes CT scan even for other reasons. In therapeutic approach, in cases of kidney blockage, or urine backing up to the kidney, the surgical intervention is highly recommended by excisional removing the mass. Herein, we described a case of ectopic intrathoracic kidney initially presented with mild respiratory distress that was ultimately diagnosed by CT scanning and removed surgically.

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