Ectopic supernumerary kidney, A cause of para-aortic mass: Case report and review

Thomas R. Bernik, Dino Ravnic, Stephanie F. Bernik, Marc K. Wallack

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Abstract

Ectopic supernumerary kidney is a rare congenital urinary tract abnormality. Because of the scarcity of published cases and atypical presenting symptomatology this entity frequently causes a diagnostic as well as therapeutic dilemma. We report a case of an unusually symptomatic supernumerary kidney that presented as back pain. Noncontrast CT scan showed a suspicious left-sided para-aortic mass, which prompted a percutaneous biopsy. Intravenous contrast CT scan revealed an anatomically and functionally free supernumerary kidney. The approach to diagnosis as well as management of supernumerary kidneys is discussed herein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)657-659
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Volume67
Issue number7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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    Bernik, T. R., Ravnic, D., Bernik, S. F., & Wallack, M. K. (2001). Ectopic supernumerary kidney, A cause of para-aortic mass: Case report and review. American Surgeon, 67(7), 657-659.