Case Reports Cureus
. 2022 Feb 28;14(2):e22674. doi: 10.7759/cureus.22674. eCollection 2022 Feb. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35386153/
Congenital Intrathoracic Ectopic Kidney in Association With Bochdalek Hernia
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Thoracic ectopic kidney is the rarest type of ectopic kidney with a reported finding of one in every 15,000 autopsies. The diagnosis of this anomaly is often incidental. Children may be symptomatic with recurrent respiratory symptoms. We present a case of an infant with a thoracic ectopic kidney associated with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia that was initially misdiagnosed as unresolved pneumonia due to persistent well-demarcated opacity in the left lower lobe. Our aim is to increase awareness about this rare entity.
Keywords: bochdalek hernia; congenital diaphragmatic hernia; ectopic kidney; intrathoracic; pediatric case report.
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