Unilateral Renal Agenesis:

A Case Report

Authors

  • DR G I McGIL UGWU
  • B O Okperi
  • E N Ugwu

Abstract

Unilateral renal agenesis is the congenital absence of one kidney. The incidence ranges from 1:500 to 1:3200 with a slight male preponderence. The diagnosis is usually made as an incidental finding. Complications such as hypertention, proteinuria and renal impairemnt are commoner in this condition than in those with both kidneys, though majority will lead a normal life.

We present a four year old girl who presented with anarsaca and proteinuria and was found to have a solitary left kidney. She reponded to prednisolone but is currently on captopril and levamisol and has been asymptomatic for five years

Author Biography

DR G I McGIL UGWU

Department of Paediatrics,

Delta State University Abraka,

C/O P O Box 3217

Warri, Delta State

Tel: 08026239010

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Published

2020-11-03

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McGIL UGWU, G. I. ., Okperi, B. O. ., & Ugwu, E. N. . (2020). Unilateral Renal Agenesis: : A Case Report. African Journal of Tropical Medicine and Biomedical Research, 1(3), 75-79. Retrieved from https://www.ajtmbr.org.ng/index.php/home/article/view/20