thoracic kidney


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tho·rac·ic kid·ney

ectopic kidney that partially lies above the diaphragm in the posterior mediastinum.
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The thoracic kidney is usually asymptomatic and discovered by directed search in adult patients with the absence of the kidney on ultrasonography.
Thoracic kidney is a very rare condition.1,3 Embryological basis of intra-thoracic kidney is not well known.
We report a case of a man who had a left thoracic kidney associated with left Bochdalek hernia.