International Journal of Anatomical Sciences 2011, 2(2):19-21
Crossed Fused Renal Ectopia – a Case Report
Rajaram V, Govindarajan M.
Institute of Anatomy, Madurai Medical College, Madurai 625 020, Tamilnadu, India.
Key words: crossed renal ectopia, nephrolithiasis, accessory renal artery
Abstract: Ectopic kidney occurs as a result of a halt in migration of kidneys to their normal location, during the embryonic period. Due to their ectopic position and aberrant vascularity, they are more prone to many diseases such as urinary tract infection, renal stones, hypertension etc. The clinical features are not peculiar of renal diseases and needs sophisticated investigations to fix the exact diagnosis. A case report about an ectopic fused kidney is presented here for its rarity and clinical significance.