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Kidney malrotated ?

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replied January 28th, 2010
Kidney Conditions Answer A9565
Hi and welcome to the forum!

You would like to know what a malrotated kidney is.

Malrotation is a congenital anomaly of rotation and may appear to any organ within the human body. Kidneys look like beans and the concave side is placed close to the spinal column. In the normal kidney position the blood vessels and ureters come out from the kidneys from the medial side of the organ, which is the concave side. In malrotated kidneys the concave side is placed laterally, the side opposite from the spinal column. Due to this the ureter, which is always located on the concave side, may be twisted and the urine may not flow properly. This may cause kidney infections or rarely a condition called hydronephrosis.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact a doctor for further information about malrotated kidneys.


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