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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)
Horseshoe kidney and pelvic kidney
Does that mean I would have had three kidneys because a horshoe kidney is two kidneys not divided properly?
A horseshoe kidney is a bad name for for a relatively common situation. All this means is that the bottom of the two kidneys are fused together making it seem as if one has one kidney in the shape of a "horseshoe." However people with "horseshoe" kidneys truly have only 2 kidneys and usually have no other issues. Outside of the fact the bottom of the kidneys are fused together, they are typically normal.
Rama Jayanthi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University