Horseshoe kidney transplantation: an overview.

  title={Horseshoe kidney transplantation: an overview.},
  author={Otto Bernardus Stroosma and Marc R. M. Scheltinga and Bart M Stubenitsky and Gauke Kootstra},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  volume={14 6},
The horseshoe kidney is the most common anatomical renal variation. It represents a fusion anomaly, mainly at the lower poles, occurring between the 4th and 6th week of gestation. Horseshoe kidneys display a great variation in origin, number and size of the vasculature. Transplantation of these deviant kidneys can be done en bloc or they can be split into two halves and transplanted into two recipients, depending on the number of vessels and the anatomy of the urinary collecting system. A… CONTINUE READING


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