Abstract
An: 2017, Nr.3, Articol Nr. 18
Title: 

THE COEXISTENCE OF HORSESHOE KIDNEY AND ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM – ANATOMICAL AND CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Authors: 

      Simona Partene Vicoleanu, A.H. Nedelcu, R.T. Ţepordei, M. Moraru, Nadia Aladari, T. Ţăranu - “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, Department of Morphofunctional Science – Anatomy
      M.L.Savin - “Arcadia” Hospital, Iaşi
      Corina Lupascu Ursulescu - “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi,
      THE COEXISTENCE OF HORSESHOE KIDNEY AND ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM – ANATOMICAL AND CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS (Abstract): Horseshoe kidney is the most common type of renal fusion anomaly. The kidneys are joined by an isthmus which links the lower poles in 95% of cases or the upper poles in 5%. The isthmus may be fibrotic, dysplastic or normal renal parenchyma. The ureters run their normal separate course and end individually into the urinary bladder. Horseshoe kidney is usually associated with genetic syndromes, especially trisomy 18 and Turner’s syndrome. We report a horseshoe kidney associated with abdominal aortic aneurism in a 61 year-old man revealed by computed tomography angiography (CTA). The investigation was done in Radiology Department of “St. Spiridon” Hospital Iassy using a Siemens Somatom Emotion 16 scanner and the acquired images were processed on the Radiant DICOM Viewer software. The aim of this paper is to highlight a unique pattern of abnormalities with surgical importance.
Key words: HORSESHOE KIDNEY, RENAL ISTHMUS, ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM, ANGIOGRAPHY
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