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Anat Cell Biol

Published online July 10, 2020

https://doi.org/10.5115/acb.20.057

Copyright © Korean Association of ANATOMISTS.

Caudal regression syndrome and a pelvic kidney: case report

Dany Hage1 , Joe Iwanaga1 , Aaron S. Dumont1 , R. Shane Tubbs1,2,3,4

1Department of Neurosurgery, Tulane Center for Clinical Neurosciences, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 2Department of Structural and Cellular Biology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 3Department of Neurosurgery and Ochsner Neuroscience Institute, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA, USA, 4Department of Anatomical Sciences, St. George’s University, St. George’s, Grenada, West Indies

Correspondence to:Joe Iwanaga
Department of Neurosurgery, Tulane Center for Clinical Neurosciences, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
E-mail: iwanagajoeca@gmail.com

Received: March 15, 2020; Revised: April 25, 2020; Accepted: May 8, 2020

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Caudal regression syndrome (CRS) is a rare congenital variation. A high incidence of renal and genitourinary malformations has been observed in patients with CRS, with the most common being neurogenic bladder and renal agenesis. We report a rare case report documenting both CRS and a pelvic kidney found during a diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging. Although renal anatomy variants are found in patients with CRS, a pelvic kidney is normally not part of the constellation of findings in this malformation. As seen in our patient, a pelvic kidney should be considered in patients suspected of having CRS.

Keywords: Caudal regression syndrome, Pelvic kidney, Magnetic resonance imaging, Renal malformation, Spinal agenesis

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