Childhood Diseases

Posted by: worried mom | 2008-12-19


Kidney problem

During a routine examination the ultra sound report of my son indicates a joined kidney. the doc mentioned it is a very rare case. I am worried will it affect his normal life? What could be the hazards? Is their any remedy for correction in case it is serious abnormality/Pl advise. Thanks.

Expert's Reply



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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