Congenital solitary functioning kidney; an incidental cadaveric dissection finding in an adult male Nigerian: Case report.


Background: Congenital solitary functioning kidney is one of the congenital anomalies of the kidney and the urinary tract. It is very rare and has a male predominance. An incidental case of a congenital solitary functioning kidney in an apparently healthy adult Nigerian male was discovered during cadaveric dissection for a study of kidney dimensions in Nigerians.

Conclusion: This report was premised on the rarity of this congenital anomaly, its existence as the only anomaly in an adult and its compatibility with normal adult life.This case report further strengthened the crucial role and benefit of cadaveric dissection in the teaching and learning of human anatomy.

Keywords: Congenital solitary kidney, adult male, Nigerian, Cadaveric dissection

Contexte: le fonctionnement solitaire congénital du rein est l’une des anomalies congénitales du rein et des voies urinaires. C’est très rare et a une prédominance masculine. Un cas incident d’un rein de fonctionnement solitaire congénital chez un homme nigérian adulte apparemment en bonne santé a été découvert lors d’une dissection cadavérique pour une étude des dimensions rénales chez les Nigérians.

Conclusion: Ce rapport était fondé sur la rareté de cette anomalie congénitale, son existence étant la seule anomalie chez un adulte et sa compatibilité avec la vie adulte normale. Ce rapport de cas a renforcé le rôle crucial et le bénéfice de la dissection cadavérique dans l’enseignement et l’apprentissage d’anatomie humaine.

Mots-clés: Rein congénital solitaire, Homme adulte, Nigérian, dissection cadavérique

Correspondence: Dr. R.S. Ajani, Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.



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