Am J Gerontol Geriatr | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Crossed Fused Ectopic Kidneys in Elderly: An Unusual Presentation

Kumar A* and Biswas TK

Department of Geriatrics, MGM Institute of Health Sciences, Kamothe, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

*Correspondance to: Kumar A 

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We report a case where a 68 year old lady who presented to our Geriatric outpatient service with fever, pain in the right lower abdomen since 20 days. There was a finding of crossed fused ectopic kidneys in this patient. Usually this is an unusual congenital malformation of the urinary tract. It may be found on autopsy. In such cases both kidneys are placed unilaterally i.e. on one side or fused. Since it is asymptomatic, it is found incidentally on imaging studies. We came across this case of crossed fused ectopic kidneys. In our report one kidney was lower than the other kidney. Initially we thought it was a cake kidney but on closer inspection and imaging studies it was found to be crossed fused left to right ectopia. This was incidentally found during the workup for abdominal pain for this 68 year old lady. A detailed history and examination and imaging were done for this patient. Post this she was provided with medications and regular followup without active intervention. The patient remained clinically stable


Renal ectopia; Uroepithelial Tumors; Nephrolithiasis


Kumar A, Biswas TK. Crossed Fused Ectopic Kidneys in Elderly: An Unusual Presentation. Am J Gerentol Geriatr. 2022; 5(1): 1026.

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