Pancake kidney: a case report
Urinary tract defects, also called malformative uropathies, are ranked third behind cardiovascular and orthopaedic malformations. They include extremely varied abnormalities; some of them are specific to the kidney, ureter, bladder or urethra. There are many developmental renal anomalies. The following case has been reported in the journal Urology Case Reports.

A 53-year-old patient presented with renal colics of two months duration. Clinical examination was normal. Biology showed a normal renal function. An ultrasound of the urinary tract revealed two discoid pelvic kidneys with dilation of right renal pelvis and calyces.

A CT scan concluded to pancake kidneys with right ureteropelvic junction obstruction, associated to multiple renal calculi. Thus, the patient was approached through iliac incision.

Exploration found two abnormal rotation pelvic pancake kidneys, connected by their outer edges. He underwent a Kuss-Anderson-Hynes pyeloplasty, kidney stone fragments were removed.

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