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Ege Journal of Medicine
2007, Cilt 46, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 163-165
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Ectopic thoracic kidney: a case report
Yazıcı B, Akgün A
Ege University Medical Faculty Department Of Nuclear Medicıne
Keywords: ectopic thoracic kidney, scintigraphy, Tc- 99m DMSA, Tc- 99m DTPA

Thoracic ectopic kidney is a very rare developmental anomaly and the rarest form of all ectopic kidneys. We report a thoracic ectopic kidney in a 20 years old male.

Ultrasound examination and intravenous pyelography (IVP) revealed that no kidney was situated in the left renal region and pelvis. However, a left thoracic ectopic kidney was detected by renal scintigraphy easily.

Although it is extremely rare, the possible intrathoracic location of a kidney should be remembered when there is failure to demonstrate a kidney in the abdomen or pelvis.

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