Child Kidney Dis > Volume 18(2); 2014 > Article
J Korean Soc Pediatr Nephrol 2014;18(2): 106-110. doi:
Congenital Thoracic Ectopic Kidney associated with Diaphragmatic Hernia in a 15-month-old Boy
Eu Jeen Yang1, Yeon Jun Jeong2, Pyoung Han Hwang1,3, Dae-Yeol Lee1,3, Min Sun Kim1,3
1Department of Pediatrics, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea
2Department of Surgery, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea
3Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea
Corresponding Author: Min Sun Kim ,Tel: +82-63-250-1460, Fax: +82-63-250-1464, Email:
Received: April 24, 2014;  Accepted: May 29, 2014.
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Congenital thoracic ectopic kidney is a very rare developmental disorder and the rarest type of ectopic kidney. This condition is usually asymptomatic and detected incidentally on routine chest radiography. Most cases of thoracic ectopic kidney develop in adulthood and during the neonatal period, and congenital thoracic ectopic kidney rarely develops in children. Most patients are asymptomatic, and the treatment depends on the diagnosis. Herein, we report a rare case of ectopic thoracic kidney associated with a diaphragmatic hernia in a 15-month-old male infant, who presented with periodic severe irritability. The thoracic ectopic kidney was detected as a mass in the right base of the chest on routine chest radiography.
Key words: Intrathoracic kidney | Diaphragmatic hernia

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