Renal ectopia

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Renal ectopia
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 Q63.2
ICD-9 753.3

Renal ectopia or ectopic kidney describes a kidney that is not located in its usual position. It results from the kidney failing to ascend from its origin in the true pelvis or from a superiorly ascended kidney located in the thorax.

It has an incidence of approximately 1/1000.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ectopic Kidney". Retrieved 2007-12-01.