Fusion or Apposition? A Case of a Broken Horseshoe Kidney

Wong, Joseph C. H., Clarke, Susan E. M. and Bingham, John B. (1997) Fusion or Apposition? A Case of a Broken Horseshoe Kidney. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 22 1: 63-64. doi:10.1097/00003072-199701000-00020

Author Wong, Joseph C. H.
Clarke, Susan E. M.
Bingham, John B.
Title Fusion or Apposition? A Case of a Broken Horseshoe Kidney
Journal name Clinical Nuclear Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0363-9762
Publication date 1997
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/00003072-199701000-00020
Volume 22
Issue 1
Start page 63
End page 64
Total pages 2
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA.
Publisher Lippincott
Language eng
Subject 110320 Radiology and Organ Imaging
Abstract AB A Tc-99m DMSA renal study in a child showed a horseshoe pattern of uptake with upper pole "fusion." T2-weighted MRI images showed a parenchymal bridge joining the upper poles. However, a repeat MRI study performed 2 months later with T1-weighting showed fatty tissue separation of the upper poles. This unusual case shows apposition of the upper poles, but it does not represent a true horseshoe kidney because of the absence of a parenchymal or fibrous bridge. The occurrence of fusion of the upper poles is exceptionally rare; it occurs in only 5% of horseshoe kidneys, which have an overall prevalence of about 1:600. (C) Lippincott-Raven Publishers
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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