Revealing obstructive acute pyelonephritis of horseshoe kidneys, about 2 cases

Authors

  • Adil Kbirou
  • Mahmoud Alafifi
  • Mohammed Dakir
  • Adil Debbagh
  • Rachid Aboutaieb

Abstract

The horseshoe kidney is a malformation of the upper urinary tract where the kidneys have a U-shape.
This is most often the result of the fusion of the lower poles of both kidneys on the median plane. This
congenital malformation can remain asymptomatic in 30% of cases and diagnosed incidentally during a
radiological examination. The horseshoe kidney may increase the risk for occurrence of pyelonephritis
or renal lithiases which may be accompanied by urinary tract dilation or vesicoureteral reflux (VUR).
We reported two clinical cases consulting for a picture of obstructive pyelonephritic revealing horseshoe
kidneys.

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2021-09-28

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