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Pelvic Kidney
Karen Y. Oh, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Synonyms

                • Ectopic kidney
                • Unascended kidney
              • Definitions

                • Ectopic kidney located in pelvis

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Debenedectis CM et al: Incidental genitourinary findings on obstetrics/gynecology ultrasound. Ultrasound Q. 28(4):293-8, 2012
                                    2. Batukan C et al: Prenatal diagnosis and postnatal outcome of pelvic kidneys. Prenat Diagn. 31(4):356-9, 2011
                                    3. Gokalp G et al: Vascular anomaly in bilateral ectopic kidney: a case report. Cases J. 3:5, 2010
                                    4. Oh KY et al: Prenatal diagnosis of renal developmental anomalies associated with an empty renal fossa. Ultrasound Q. 26(4):233-40, 2010
                                    5. van den Bosch CM et al: Urological and nephrological findings of renal ectopia. J Urol. 183(4):1574-8, 2010
                                    6. Lossius MN et al: A patient with an unusual cause right lower quadrant pain and vomiting: pyelonephritis of an ectopic right kidney masquerading as acute appendicitis. Case Report Med. 2009:638501, 2009
                                    7. Duong DT et al: A case of ectopic dysplastic kidney and ectopic ureter diagnosed by MRI. Nat Clin Pract Urol. 5(11):632-6, 2008
                                    8. Tsao YT et al: Pelvic ectopic kidney with acute pyelonephritis: wolf in sheep's clothing. Am J Emerg Med. 26(4):517, 2008
                                    9. Arena F et al: Is a complete urological evaluation necessary in all newborns with asymptomatic renal ectopia? Int J Urol. 14(6):491-5, 2007
                                    10. Cinman NM et al: Pelvic kidney: associated diseases and treatment. J Endourol. 21(8):836-42, 2007
                                    11. Chow JS et al: The clinical significance of an empty renal fossa on prenatal sonography. J Ultrasound Med. 24(8):1049-54; quiz 1055-7, 2005
                                    12. Cassart M et al: Complementary role of MRI after sonography in assessing bilateral urinary tract anomalies in the fetus. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 182(3):689-95, 2004
                                    13. Yuksel A et al: Sonographic findings of fetuses with an empty renal fossa and normal amniotic fluid volume. Fetal Diagn Ther. 19(6):525-32, 2004
                                    14. Fedele L et al: Urinary tract anomalies associated with unicornuate uterus. J Urol. 155(3):847-8, 1996
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Pathology

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Synonyms

                                                  • Ectopic kidney
                                                  • Unascended kidney
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Ectopic kidney located in pelvis

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                    • MR Findings

                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                          • General Features

                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                            • Presentation

                                                              • Demographics

                                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                  • Treatment

                                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Debenedectis CM et al: Incidental genitourinary findings on obstetrics/gynecology ultrasound. Ultrasound Q. 28(4):293-8, 2012
                                                                      2. Batukan C et al: Prenatal diagnosis and postnatal outcome of pelvic kidneys. Prenat Diagn. 31(4):356-9, 2011
                                                                      3. Gokalp G et al: Vascular anomaly in bilateral ectopic kidney: a case report. Cases J. 3:5, 2010
                                                                      4. Oh KY et al: Prenatal diagnosis of renal developmental anomalies associated with an empty renal fossa. Ultrasound Q. 26(4):233-40, 2010
                                                                      5. van den Bosch CM et al: Urological and nephrological findings of renal ectopia. J Urol. 183(4):1574-8, 2010
                                                                      6. Lossius MN et al: A patient with an unusual cause right lower quadrant pain and vomiting: pyelonephritis of an ectopic right kidney masquerading as acute appendicitis. Case Report Med. 2009:638501, 2009
                                                                      7. Duong DT et al: A case of ectopic dysplastic kidney and ectopic ureter diagnosed by MRI. Nat Clin Pract Urol. 5(11):632-6, 2008
                                                                      8. Tsao YT et al: Pelvic ectopic kidney with acute pyelonephritis: wolf in sheep's clothing. Am J Emerg Med. 26(4):517, 2008
                                                                      9. Arena F et al: Is a complete urological evaluation necessary in all newborns with asymptomatic renal ectopia? Int J Urol. 14(6):491-5, 2007
                                                                      10. Cinman NM et al: Pelvic kidney: associated diseases and treatment. J Endourol. 21(8):836-42, 2007
                                                                      11. Chow JS et al: The clinical significance of an empty renal fossa on prenatal sonography. J Ultrasound Med. 24(8):1049-54; quiz 1055-7, 2005
                                                                      12. Cassart M et al: Complementary role of MRI after sonography in assessing bilateral urinary tract anomalies in the fetus. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 182(3):689-95, 2004
                                                                      13. Yuksel A et al: Sonographic findings of fetuses with an empty renal fossa and normal amniotic fluid volume. Fetal Diagn Ther. 19(6):525-32, 2004
                                                                      14. Fedele L et al: Urinary tract anomalies associated with unicornuate uterus. J Urol. 155(3):847-8, 1996