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Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 158494, 3 pages
Case Report

Ectopic Thoracic Kidney and End-Stage Renal Disease in a 38-Year-Old Nigerian

1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, PMB 1136, Uyo, Nigeria
2Department of Internal Medicine, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, PMB 1278, Calabar, Nigeria

Received 28 February 2013; Accepted 14 April 2013

Academic Editors: S. Kavukcu, K. McLaughlin, and W. Sulowicz

Copyright © 2013 U. E. Ekrikpo 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.


This patient is a 38-year-old housewife who presented with a one-month history of difficulty, in breathing, chest pain and bilateral leg swelling and had a blood pressure of 260/150 mmHg, features of malignant hypertension and hypertensive heart disease. Chest CT scan revealed a chest location of the left kidney. She also had elevated serum urea and creatinine and proteinuria (++). The right kidney was normally located with loss of corticomedullary differentiation. She is on maintenance haemodialysis and is being worked up for possible left nephrectomy.