The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2008 , Vol 50 , Num 2
Intrathoracic kidney in a case of trisomy 18
1Departments of Pediatrics, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Pan-Chiao, Taipei
2Cheng Ching Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
Chu I-W, Yeh S-J, Lin Y-C. Intrathoracic kidney in a case of trisomy 18. Turk J Pediatr 2008; 50: 176-178.

We report a case of trisomy 18 (47, XX+18) with intrathoracic kidney. It was discovered incidentally as an opacity at the right lower hemithorax on the chest radiograph, later confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. Ultrasound can be used as the first-line imaging modality for intrathoracic kidney, even in the prenatal period. Keywords : trisomy 18, intrathoracic kidney, chest radiograph, MRI, double outlet right ventricle, ventricular septal defect, pulmonary stenosis, patent ductus arteriosus

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