Pediatric Horseshoe Kidney

Pediatric Horseshoe Kidney

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Summary

Horseshoe kidney occurs when a child’s two kidneys fuse together, creating a “U” or horseshoe shape.

Expanded overview

Horseshoe kidney is when a child is born with the bases or bottoms of the two kidneys connected, thus creating a “U” or horseshoe shape.

Causes

This condition occurs during fetal development, and the cause is unknown.

Symptoms

Some children with horseshoe kidney have no symptoms. Those who experience symptoms may have one or more of the following:

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