Anatomia Clinica

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 109–113 | Cite as

Renal ectopia

  • Rajachandran Srinivasan
  • Jennifer Rhodes
Original Papers


Bilateral pelvic kidneys and a unilateral pelvic kidney were found in a male and female cadaver, respectively. The upper pole of the left pelvic kidney in the male impinged upon a lateral bony projection from the body of the 5th lumbar vertebra. A cyst was present at the lower pole of the same kidney. The vascular anatomy and the resultant variations of the normal anatomy of the pelvic structures have been described.

Key words

Ectopia, renal Pelvic Renal vessels 

Ectopie rénale


Deux reins pelviens ont été trouvés sur un cadavre de sexe masculin et un rein pelvien unilatéral sur un cadavre de sexe féminin. Le pôle supérieur du rein pelvien gauche chez l'homme se situait au niveau d'une exostose latérale du corps de la 5e vertèbre lombaire. Il présentait de plus un kyste au niveau de son pôle inférieur. L'anato-mie vasculaire et les modifications des structures pelviennes résultant de cette variation ont été analysées.


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© Springer-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajachandran Srinivasan
    • 1
  • Jennifer Rhodes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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