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BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-223913
  • Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
  • CASE REPORT

Horseshoe kidney with unilateral single ectopic ureter

  1. Satyanarayan Sankhwar2
  1. 1 Department of Urology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2 Department of Urology, CSM Medical University (Upgraded KGMC), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Samarth Agarwal, rebellite{at}gmail.com
  • Accepted 2 May 2018
  • Published 11 June 2018

Summary

The horseshoe kidney (HSK) is not an uncommon entity with an incidence of about 1 in 400 or 0.25% of the general population. It is also more commonly found in men as compared with women in a ratio of 2:1.An increased association of genitourinary anomalies have been found with HSK.Duplication of ureters occurs in 10% of HSKs. However, the association of HSK with single-system ectopic ureter is extremely rare. To our knowledge, no case with similar presentation has been reported in literature. Most cases of HSK with bilateral single ectopic ureters have been described. The aim of this report is to highlight the radiological and surgical findings in a case of HSK with unilateral single ectopic ureter.

Footnotes

  • Contributors SA: substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting the article and revising it critically for important intellectual content, final approval of the version to be published. RNY: analysis and interpretation of data, revising the article critically for important intellectual content. MK: analysis and interpretation of data. SN: analysis and interpretation of data, revising the article critically for important intellectual content, final approval of the version to be published.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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