Bilateral Lateral Rotation of Kidneys with Unilateral CryptorchidismCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Abhijit Jagdale,
S.N. 19, Gondhalenagar Hadapsar, Pune-411028, Maharashtra, India.
Different types of renal anomalies like renal agenesis, ectopic kidney, horseshoe kidney, aberrant renal arteries are common. However, renal rotational anomalies are relatively rare. The present case is unique and may be the first reported case of bilateral renal lateral rotation with unilateral cryptorchidism. During embryological development, kidneys ascend from the sacral region to the lumbar region while the testis descend downwards laterally from lumbar region to iliac part of pelvis and then medially downwards to scrotal sac through inguinal canal. The path of descent of testis and ascent of kidneys are fixed. We assume that in this patient due to lateral rotation of the kidneys, the lateralised ureter might had obstructed the descent of the testis. Developmental anomaly of the kidneys like lateral rotation can arrest descent of testis and cause cryptorchidism.
Pelvis, Renal development, Testicular descent
Abhijit Jagdale, Vinitkumar Deshmukh, Bikash Parida, Sumit Patil, Sanjiv Thakur. BILATERAL LATERAL ROTATION OF KIDNEYS WITH UNILATERAL CRYPTORCHIDISM. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 February [cited: 2018 Aug 17 ]; 12:PD01-PD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 21, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Oct 01, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Nov 23, 2017
Date of Publishing: Feb 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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