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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 122-124

Multicystic dysplastic kidney with associated contralateral renal ectopia in an infant: A rare association

1 Department of Paediatrics, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, PMB 06, Shika, Nigeria
2 Department of Paediatrics, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

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Dr. Abdullahi Musa
Department of Paediatrics, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, PMB 06, Shika, Zaria
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DOI: 10.4103/2384-5147.184381

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Multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK) is one of the most common forms of congenital cystic diseases of the kidney that usually occurs sporadically and may rarely be associated with concomitant anomalies of the heart, spine, brain, and gastrointestinal system. The disorder is known to be commonly associated with a normally situated functional contralateral kidney and without significant symptoms. We report a case of an infant who presented with acute urinary tract infection on a background of an unusual association of normally positioned but nonfunctional MCDK and functional ectopic (pelvic) kidney on the contralateral side. We suggest the inclusion of diagnostic ultrasound as a routine investigation for pregnant women during antenatal care at all levels of health care to aid prenatal detection of renal abnormalities and a multidisciplinary approach to early management.

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