Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2009, Article ID 638501, 3 pages
Case Report

A Patient with an Unusual Cause Right Lower Quadrant Pain and Vomiting: Pyelonephritis of an Ectopic Right Kidney Masquerading as Acute Appendicitis

1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
2Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA

Received 1 November 2009; Accepted 10 December 2009

Academic Editor: Eugene Minevich

Copyright © 2009 Michele N. Lossius et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. A. R. Stevens, “Pelvic single kidneys,” The Journal of Urology, vol. 37, pp. 160–168, 1937. View at Google Scholar
  2. S. B. Bauer, “Anomalies of the kidney and ureteropelvic junction,” in Campbell's Urology, pp. 1708–1755, WB Saunders, 7th edition, 1998. View at Google Scholar
  3. P. E. Gleason, P. P. Kelalis, D. A. Husmann, and S. A. Kramer, “Hydronephrosis in renal ectopia: incidence, etiology and significance,” Journal of Urology, vol. 151, no. 6, pp. 1660–1661, 1994. View at Google Scholar
  4. T. Mokoena, R. Nair, and E. Degiannis, “Ectopic kidney presenting as appendix mass or abscess,” South African Journal of Surgery, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 142–143, 1996. View at Google Scholar
  5. Y.-T. Tsao, S.-H. Lin, Y.-F. Lin, and P. Chu, “Pelvic ectopic kidney with acute pyelonephritis: wolf in sheep's clothing,” American Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 517.e3–517.e4, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed
  6. B. M. Peña, G. A. Taylor, S. J. Fishman, and K. D. Mandl, “Effect of an imaging protocol on clinical outcomes among pediatric patients with appendicitis,” Pediatrics, vol. 110, no. 6, pp. 1088–1093, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar