Hydronephrosis is a common finding in urinary tract outflow obstruction. Chronically obstructedhydronephrotic system may be associated with parenchymal changes. Ultrasound, intravenous urography, micturating cysto-urethrogram and scintigraphy are commonly performed to evaluate the causeof obstruction. In childhood, pelviureteric junction obstruction is a common cause of the hydronephrosis. Hydronephrosis can also be present in horseshoe kidneys due to poor drainage. However, a largesized hydronephrotic cavity may obscure the finding of horseshoe kidney. A case was reported, and itwas diagnosed as horseshoe kidney on follow-up renal dynamic scan and confirmed with the help ofdimercaptosuccinic acid SPECT/CT.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Revista Espanola de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular|
|State||Published - Nov 2015|
- Dimercaptosuccinic acid SPECT/CT
- Horseshoe kidney
- Intravenous urography
- Pelviureteric junction obstruction