Frequently Asked Questions1. Which doctor should I consult for ectopic kidneys?
A family doctor may detect a bulge in the abdomen. A urologist can order imaging studies and detect the presence of ectopic kidneys.
2. What are the characteristics of ectopic kidneys?
Ectopic kidneys are firmly fixed in their position and derive their blood flow from vascular trunks in the region. They display a short ureter.
3. What are the difficulties encountered in prenatal sonography?
Excessive fat in the region surrounding the kidneys, enlarged adrenal glands, or the presence of a fetal bowel can hinder an accurate diagnosis of ectopic kidneys.
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