This sort of kidney abnormality is called a horseshoe kidney. It is not all that unusual and occurs in approximately one in every 500 babies. In about one third of children with horeshoe kidneys no problems occur. In the other two thirds urinary infections, kidney stones and obstuction to the flow of urine from the kidney may occur. It is essential to have a detailed ultrasound of your son's kidneys done as well as special Xray studies to find out whether there is any problem with the drainage system of his kidney.There is also an increased risk of other kidney problems so your son should be under the careful supervison of a paediatrician with expertise in renal conditions in children.
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