CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97-98

Case report: Polycystic horseshoe kidney incidentally detected in a male geriatric patient – Review of the literature


1 Department of Internal Medicine of General Hospital of Aigio, Achaia; Department of Radiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens; Department of Radiology, Patras University, Patras, Greece
2 Department of Internal Medicine of General Hospital of Aigio, Achaia; Department of Radiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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DOI: 10.4103/HUAJ.HUAJ_4_20

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The case concerns a geriatric male patient who was hospitalized for gastrointestinal symptoms. Polycystic horseshoe kidney was incidentally detected during imaging. The spectrum of clinical manifestations is broad extending from asymptomatic patients (e.g., the presented case) to patients with acute deterioration demanding surgical treatment. Concomitant presence of renal polycystic disease and horseshoe anomaly is likely to bring closer the age of the presentation of renal failure, due to polycystic disease, and complicates the surgical technique for nephrectomy. Due to the rarity of the anomaly, there is lack of clinical experience, so is of clinical importance to report such cases.


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