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Horseshoe Kidney

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									HORSESHOE KIDNEY
By: Cecilia Lau
Summer 2010
KIDNEY

 •Normal fetal development
    •kidneys move into their normal
    position in the flank area (above the
    waist)

 •Horseshoe Kidney
    •kidneys rise from the pelvic area,
    they fuse together at the lower end
    or base, forming a "U" shape at the
    isthmus
    •1/3 of individuals
        •cardiovascular system
        •CNS
        •genitourinary system
HORSESHOE KIDNEY
   most common disorders seen with horseshoe
    kidney
     Turner syndrome
     Trisomy 18
COMPLICATIONS
   kidney stones
   hydronephrosis
       Symptoms
           abdominal mass, poor weight gain, decreased urination,
            urinary tract infection
   Wilm's tumor
   renal cancer
   hydrocephaly and/or spina bifida
   various cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, or
    skeletal problems
   agonizing flank pain
   Restlessness, sweating, nausea and/or vomiting,
    blood in urine, urinary frequency, chills, fever,
    cloudy urine
   1/3 asymptomatic
    DIAGNOSIS




●renal
ultrasound
                              ●voiding
                              cystourethrogram
                              (VCUG)




             ●blood   tests    ●urine   tests
●intravenous   pyelogram (IVP)
TREATMENT

 No symptoms
 Supportive treatment:
     age, overall health, and medical history
     the extent of the disease
     antibiotics (to treat an underlying infection)
     surgical intervention (for symptomatic kidney stones)




   MG
THANK YOU!

								
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