Renal Fusion Abnormality - Horseshoe Kidney
In the horseshoe kidney there is typically a fusion of the lower poles of both kidneys.
- During migration from the sacral region the two metanephric blastemas can come into contact mainly at the lower pole.
- The ureters pass in front of the zone of fusion of the kidneys.
- The kidneys and ureters usually function reasonably.
- Increased incidence of upper urinary tract obstruction or infection.
- Some horseshoe variations have been described as having associated ureter abnormalities including duplications.
Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2019, February 22) Embryology Horseshoe kidney.jpg. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/File:Horseshoe_kidney.jpg
- © Dr Mark Hill 2019, UNSW Embryology ISBN: 978 0 7334 2609 4 - UNSW CRICOS Provider Code No. 00098G
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