pancake kidney

(redirected from disc kidney)

pan·cake kid·ney

a disk-shaped organ produced by fusion of both poles of the contralateral kidney anlagen.
Synonym(s): disc kidney

pancake kidney

[pan′kāk]
Etymology: ME, panne, pan, kaka, cake, kidnere
a congenital anomaly in which the left and right kidneys are fused into a single mass in the pelvis. The fused kidney has two collecting systems and two ureters and frequently becomes obstructed because of its abnormal position.

pan·cake kid·ney

(pan'kāk kid'nē)
A disc-shaped organ produced by fusion of both poles of the contralateral kidney primordia.
Synonym(s): disc kidney.