Ectopic thoracic kidney in a child with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

  title={Ectopic thoracic kidney in a child with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.},
  author={Selami S{\"o}z{\"u}bir and Hasan Demir and Gulsen Ekingen and Bekir Haluk G{\"u}venç},
  journal={European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie},
  volume={15 3},
Thoracic ectopic kidney with partial or complete renal protrusion above the level of the diaphragma into the posterior mediastinum is the rarest form of all ectopic kidneys with an incidence of less than 1 per 10,000 cases. We present a newborn with right congenital diaphragmatic hernia associated with thoracic ectopic kidney. The diagnosis of ectopia was made prior to surgery. Gerota's fascia of kidney was used to close the diaphragmatic defect. Since this renal anomaly is usually asymptomatic… CONTINUE READING


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