Wondering intrathoracic kidney: First case in the literature


Zehra Pinar Koc, Pelin Ozcan Kara, Gokhan Berktug Bahadir, Taylan Kara

We report a case of intrathoracic kidney that has additional congenital anomalies and an interesting follow up. A 30 month old female patient with history of spinal disraphism, anterior ectopic anus who were followed up for recurrent urinary tract infection by Tc-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scintigraphy is presented. An interesting observation was noticed in her follow up that the left kidney displaced between two different time point static renal images into the left thorax. To our best knowledge, this is the reported first case of wondering intrathoracic kidney observed in Tc-99m DMSA follow up.


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