Intrathoracic kidney
  • Rosario Blanco Saez
    Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve, Hospital de Faro, Faro, Portugal
  • Rafaela Costa Pereira
    Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve, Hospital de Faro, Faro, Portugal
  • Ramiro Sá Lopes
    Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve, Hospital de Faro, Faro, Portugal
  • Fábio Caleça Emídio
    Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve, Hospital de Faro, Faro, Portugal
  • Iryna Lazenko
    Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve, Hospital de Faro, Faro, Portugal

Keywords

chronic kidney disease, intrathoracic kidney

Abstract

Intrathoracic kidney is a very rare finding, representing less than 5% of all renal ectopias. Because of the location of the liver, thoracic kidney on the right side is much less common than thoracic kidney on the left side. Although an increasing number of case reports are being published in the literature, few describe the impact of the ectopia on kidney function. We report the case of a woman with intrathoracic right kidney and chronic kidney disease that was initially misdiagnosed as pneumonia because of its presentation on chest x-ray. We highlight the need to including this condition in the differential diagnosis as the literature rarely links it to changes in kidney function.

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    Published: 2023-04-06
    Issue: 2023: Vol 10 No 4 (view)


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    Blanco Saez R, Pereira RC, Sá Lopes R, Caleça Emídio F, Lazenko I. Intrathoracic kidney. EJCRIM 2023;10 doi:10.12890/2023_003788.

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