Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 219--221

Rare case of thoracic kidney detected by renal scintigraphy


Aravintho Natarajan, Archi Agrawal, Nilendu Purandare, Sneha Shah, Venkatesh Rangarajan 
 Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Venkatesh Rangarajan
Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Tata Memorial Hospital, E. Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
India

Intrathoracic kidney is a rare congenital abnormality with lowest frequency among all renal ectopias. Patients with thoracic kidneys are usually asymptomatic, and the condition is usually discovered incidentally during radiological evaluation for other conditions or during thoracic surgery. We report a case of a 62-year-old male who was referred to our department for renal scintigraphy for a nonvisualized left kidney on ultrasonography report. Both Tc-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid and diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid scans revealed a left thoracic kidney which was confirmed by CT scan of the thorax and abdomen.


How to cite this article:
Natarajan A, Agrawal A, Purandare N, Shah S, Rangarajan V. Rare case of thoracic kidney detected by renal scintigraphy.Indian J Nucl Med 2016;31:219-221


How to cite this URL:
Natarajan A, Agrawal A, Purandare N, Shah S, Rangarajan V. Rare case of thoracic kidney detected by renal scintigraphy. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Apr 19 ];31:219-221
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