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Thoracic ectopic kidney

Deyan Anakievski


Thoracic ectopic kidney is a rare anomaly, the rarest of all types of renal ectopia (Ñ€ = 0.005%). We present a case of a 30-year old patient, admitted to our clinic due to abdominal pain during longer periods of standing and single macro- scopic haematuria. During the examination we have acci- dentally established an additional mass at the base of the left lung from the performed chest X-ray.

This formation was later identified as renal ectopia diag- nosed bу computed tomography, highlighting its impor- tance in the diagnosis of this relatively benign condition


renal ectopia; ectopic kidney; hematuria

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