ectopic kidney


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ectopic kidney

a kidney not in the usual position. The most common types are abdominal, lumbar, pelvic, thoracic, and crossed fused ectopic kidneys.

ectopic kidney

Nephrology A kidney located outside of the normal position. See Horseshoe kidney.

ectopic

1. pertaining to or characterized by ectopy.
2. located away from normal position.
3. arising or produced at an abnormal site or in a tissue where it is not normally found. See also specific sites or structures.

ectopic ACTH syndrome
production of ACTH by nonpituitary tumors occurs in humans and is a cause of adrenal hyperplasia and hyperadrenocorticism. It has not been reported in animals.
ectopic endocrinopathy
production of hormones by nonendocrinal, usually neoplastic, tissues. The most common example in animals is pseudohyperparathyroidism in dogs caused by a variety of tumors, particularly apocrine adenocarcinomas of the anal sacs and lymphosarcoma.
ectopic heart
see ectopia cordis.
ectopic kidney
usually an unascended kidney.
ectopic lens
see ectopia lentis.
ectopic mineralization
deposition of calcium salts of phosphate, silicate, etc. in unusual situations, e.g. calcifying myopathy in horses. See also mineralization.
ectopic ossification
see ectopic mineralization (above).
ectopic teeth
see dental cyst.
References in periodicals archive ?
Congenital intra-thoracic ectopic kidney is a rare developmental anomaly.
The most frequently reported subtype of ectopic kidney is the pelvic kidney.
Nevertheless, none of these mechanisms is completely ruled out, and it is reported that each can take part in the development of an ectopic kidney.
In the present case, the left IVC ascended and joined the renal vein of the ectopic kidney.
Karakan, "Retrograde intrarenal surgery in cross-fused ectopic kidney," Urology, vol.
A nephrectomy was indicated in this case, as a renogram demonstrated minimal renal function in the ectopic kidney, and so pyeloplasty or any form of reconstruction would have been inappropriate.
A 5-month-old boy was referred to our hospital due to left ectopic kidney and right hydronephrosis which was diagnosed antenatally.
Consistent with this finding, the DMSA and DTPA studies demonstrate no function in an ectopic kidney.
Almost all patients had other associated congenital anomalies especially orthopaedic, neurologic or other urological anomalies like renal agenesis, dysplastic or ectopic kidneys, ectopic ureters, bicornuate and absent uterus or vaginal atresia in females and absent prostate, seminal vesicles or penis in males.