Ectopic Kidney / Renal Ectopia - Frequently Asked Questions

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Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD
Last Updated on May 04, 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for ectopic kidneys?

A family doctor may detect a bulge in the abdomen. An urologist and a radiologist can 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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