African Journal of Urology

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 46–48 | Cite as

Bilateral supernumerary kidneys: Incidental finding in a three-month-old infant

  • Abdulkadir A. YisauEmail author
  • A. T. Sa’ad
  • A. Ahidjo
  • A. A. Ajape
Case Report


Supernumerary kidney (SNK) is a rare congenital anomaly with fewer than 100 cases reported in the English literature. The majority of these were unilateral and only five bilateral cases have been reported. We report an infant with six kidneys, incidentally diagnosed at ultrasonographic imaging after presenting with an anterior lower chest wall abscess. Confirmation of the diagnosis was confirmed by excretory urography. To our knowledge, this is the highest number of SNK reported.

Key Words

Supernumerary kidneys bilateral anomaly infant 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdulkadir A. Yisau
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • A. T. Sa’ad
    • 1
  • A. Ahidjo
    • 1
  • A. A. Ajape
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyFederal Medical CentreGombeNigeria
  2. 2.Urology Unit, Department of SurgeryFederal Medical CentreGombeNigeria
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Ilorin, Hospital IlorinIlorin, Kwara stateNigeria

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