duplex kidney

The duplex kidney - Two fused kidneys on one side of the body. Another structural abnormality of the kidney is duplex renal pelvis, in which a single kidney has two renal pelvises (urine-collecting chambers).

A third possibility is duplex ureter, in which there are two ureters leading from one kidney. The ureters may open into the bladder, or, in females, one may open into the vagina. These malformations arise during formation in the embryo. Surgical correction may be necessary to prevent complications such as infections.


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