Vascular anomaly in bilateral ectopic kidney: A case report

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Cases Journal, vol.3, no.1, 2010 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1757-1626-3-5
  • Journal Name: Cases Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Ectopic kidney occurs as a result of a halt in migration of kidneys to their normal locations during embryonal period. While kidneys ascend through pelvis, they receive new branches from vessels (iliac and aorta) close to them. When they reach the highest point, they receive new branches from aorta and the former branches degenerate. Renal vessels do not degenerate in the ectopic caudal kidney, more than one accessory and polar arteries may arise. In various studies, a possibility of association between presence of multiple renal arteries and hypertension, has been reported. We aimed to present a case with bilateral ectopic kidney and vascular anomaly associated with hypertension and renal dysfunction. © 2010 Gokalp et al.