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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2015, Article ID 682649, 3 pages
Case Report

Intrathoracic Kidney after Blunt Abdominal Trauma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Sakarya University, 54100 Sakarya, Turkey
2Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Adnan Menderes University, 09000 Aydın, Turkey
3Department of Pediatric Surgery, School of Medicine, Sakarya University, 54100 Sakarya, Turkey

Received 8 July 2015; Accepted 21 December 2015

Academic Editor: Shiou-Sheng Chen

Copyright © 2015 Fikret Halis 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.


Abdominal trauma is responsible for most genitourinary injuries. The incidence of renal artery injury and intrathoracic kidney is quite low in patients who present with blunt trauma experiencing damage. There are four defined etiologies for intrathoracic kidney, which include real intrathoracic ectopic kidney, eventration of the diaphragm, congenital diaphragmatic herniation, and traumatic diaphragmatic rupture. The traumatic intrathoracic kidney is an extremely rare case. We presented intrathoracic kidney case after traumatic posterior diaphragmatic rupture.