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Extrarenal pelvis mimicking hydronephrosis: a case for caution. Clin Case Rep 2017 10;5(10):1720-1721

Date

10/14/2017

Pubmed ID

29026582

Pubmed Central ID

PMC5628238

DOI

10.1002/ccr3.1143

Abstract

Extrarenal pelvis is an anatomical variant that appears as a large hypoechoic mass just outside the renal sinus and can be confused with hydronephrosis, especially on a point-of-care renal ultrasound. Unlike hydronephrosis, it is not associated with dilated calyces, parenchymal thinning, hydroureter, or enlarged kidney per se.

Author List

Koratala A, Bhattacharya D

Author

Abhilash Koratala MD Assistant Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin