Symptomatic Pelvic Kidney in Women at Childbearing Potential: Diagnostic Difficulties and Management in Urology Department of N’Djamena in Chad


Introduction: We aim to report, from three observations, the diagnostic difficulties and complications, and ensure the management of pelvic kidney in women at childbearing age in the Urology Department of the National General Referral Hospital of N’Djamena. Pelvic kidney is due to an abnormality of the migration that can be associated or not with a malrotation. Its symptomatology is not specific, causing diagnostic difficulties and therapeutic errors. Observation: There were three observations of female patients aged respectively 26, 29 and 32 years who were taken care of for years in the gynecology department for pelvic inflammatory disease before being routed in urology. The diagnosis of pelvic kidney was retained on the basis of morphological examination (ultrasound, intravenous urography, CT urography). The patients have undergone nephrectomy; the postoperative aftermath was simple. Conclusion: Pelvic kidney is a rare disease. It is often discovered during autopsy. Symptoms are non-specific; nephrectomy is the treatment of choice in symptomatic cases.

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Rimtebaye, K. , Moby Mpah, E. , Tashkand, A. , Sillong, F. , Kaboro, M. , Niang, L. and Gueye, S. (2015) Symptomatic Pelvic Kidney in Women at Childbearing Potential: Diagnostic Difficulties and Management in Urology Department of N’Djamena in Chad. Open Journal of Urology, 5, 246-253. doi: 10.4236/oju.2015.512039.

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