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The comparison of the incidence of horseshoe kidney in autopsy cases versus urologic patient population.
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PMID:  10502967     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was applied on 9665 cases between January 1993 and October 1998. Of these, 6985 (72.3%) were urologic patients and 2680 (27.7%) were autopsy cases. The patients having urinary complaint investigated by urine analysis and kidney-ureter-bladder film (KUB), routinely. In all patients who have pathological urine, ultrasonography exam was done and in all patients who established an abnormality on ultrasonography, intravenous pyelography (IVP) was taken, also. We established the horseshoe kidney in 23 of patients (1/304) and in 6 of autopsy cases (1/447) with overall incidence 1/333. There were 21 male and 8 female with horseshoe kidney (male/female = 2.6/1). Abdominal discomfort with lower lumbar pain and Rovsing's sign were seen in 56.5% and in 65.2% of patients respectively. We concluded that horseshoe kidney incidence is almost the same as reported in the literature, although its clinical appearance is higher in our urologic patient population. In the urological out-patient evaluation, at least Rovsing's sign should be applied to all patients with lower lumbar pain with vague abdominal discomfort and an abdominal ultrasonographic exam should be applied, if this sign is positive.
H Basar; R Basar; M M Basar; M Erbil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Okajimas folia anatomica Japonica     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0030-154X     ISO Abbreviation:  Okajimas Folia Anat Jpn     Publication Date:  1999 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-24     Completed Date:  1999-11-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401014     Medline TA:  Okajimas Folia Anat Jpn     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Kirikkale University, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Kidney / abnormalities*
Kidney Diseases / congenital*,  epidemiology*
Middle Aged

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