supernumerary kidney


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su·per·nu·mer·ar·y kid·ney

a kidney, in addition to the two usually present, developed from the splitting of the nephrogenic blastema or from a separate metanephric blastema, into which a partial or complete duplication of the ureteral stalk enters to form a separate, capsulated kidney; in some cases, the separation of the duplicated organ is incomplete.
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Fused supernumerary kidney. radiology case reports 2011;6(4):1-4.
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The histological examination demostrated that this case, presenting two different complete collecting systems differentiated by a own capsule, can be considered a supernumerary kidney. CT scans and MRIs performed preoperatively failed to differentiate the diagnosis with a duplicate collecting system in a simple kidney.