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A patient presents to the ER with abdominal discomfort. Although no etiology for the abdominal discomfort can be identified on an abdominal CT, an incidental finding is shown here. Which of the statements regarding is inaccurate?
  • A. Patients usually have normal kidney functions
  • B. Fusion usually occurs at the anterior poles
  • C. They are usually located low in the abdomen
  • D. They are often trapped under inferior mesenteric artery
  • E. It may involve ureter impingement


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B. Fusion usually occurs at the anterior poles

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The correct answer is B.
The CT image shows an individual with horseshoe kidneys, which are two kidneys fused at their inferior poles. These kidneys become trapped under the inferior mesenteric artery and remain low in the abdomen. They can cause urinary tract obstruction via impingement on the ureters. Otherwise, these patients have normal kidney function
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