Cake kidney

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[edit] Discussion of Cake kidney

  • Cake kidney is AKA fused pelvic kidney and lump kidney.
  • Cake kidney is a rare anomaly consisting of all renal tissue fused into one mass, lying in the pelvis, and giving rise to two separate ureters which enter the bladder in normal relationship.
  • An even more rare variant is when the cake kidney is drained by a single ureter (has been previously reported in only four patients).
  • Cake kidney malformation is not necessarily associated with renal dysfunction but does require exclusion of concomitant anomalies, long-term follow-up for early detection of possible future complications such as obstruction, infection, or calculi.

[edit] Imaging Findings for Cake kidney

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