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Research: A missing kidney and a hidden congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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Research: A missing kidney and a hidden congenital diaphragmatic hernia

J Clin Ultrasound

. 2020 Sep 11. doi: 10.1002/jcu.22916. Online ahead of print. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32915995/

A missing kidney and a hidden congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Chanchal Singh 1Gazala Shahnaz 1Rakesh Handa 2Naveen Prakash Gupta 3Jayasree Sundar 4Affiliations expand

Abstract

Congenital intrathoracic kidney (ITK) is a rare condition, which is usually discovered incidentally in asymptomatic children who do not need any intervention. However, it may be associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), in which case it requires urgent surgical intervention. We present a case of prenatally diagnosed ITK associated with a left CDH that was operated on day 5 of life. The neonate is currently well at 15 months of age.

Keywords: color Doppler; congenital diaphragmatic hernia; intrathoracic kidney; prenatal diagnosis; ultrasound.

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