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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.


Links: Renal Fusion | Renal Abnormalities | Renal System Development


Renal Links: renal | Lecture - Renal | Lecture Movie | urinary bladder | Stage 13 | Stage 22 | Fetal | Renal Movies | Stage 22 Movie | renal histology | renal abnormalities | Molecular | Category:Renal
Historic Embryology - Renal  
1907 Urogenital images | 1911 Cloaca | 1921 Urogenital Development | 1915 Renal Artery | 1917 Urogenital System | 1925 Horseshoe Kidney | 1926 Embryo 22 Somites | 1930 Mesonephros 10 to 12 weeks | 1931 Horseshoe Kidney | 1932 Renal Absence | 1939 Ureteric Bud Agenesis | 1943 Renal Position

Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2019, August 21) Embryology Horseshoe kidney.jpg. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/File:Horseshoe_kidney.jpg

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