Understanding Duplication Anomalies of the Kidney
Learning the basic rules governing duplication anomalies of the kidney is particularly rewarding because the fundamental rules can be applied reliably to the great variety of cases and using all different imaging modalities. Although ultrasound is typically the starting point of imaging of the urinary tract in infants and children, renal duplex anomalies are also studied by micturating cystourethrography (MCU), also called voiding cystourethrography (VCUG), intravenous pyelography (IVP), magnetic resonance urography (MRU), computed tomography (CT), MAG-3 lasix renogram, and DMSA scan. While more and more duplex anomalies are being discovered in utero, most people with duplex anomalies are asymptomatic and thus may never be studied at all.
KeywordsDistal Ureter Wolffian Duct Magnetic Resonance Urography Ectopic Ureter Ureterovesical Junction
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