An anteriorly positioned lower pole of the right kidney is often unappreciated on physical examination. Yet, on review of a large number of abdominal sonograms, more than 12% of the patients had a right kidney with a lower pole sufficiently anterior in position so as to lie at the same depth as the anterior surface of the liver. In a group of patients referred for ultrasound evaluation of hepatomegaly, 20% proved to have a normal liver and an anteriorly positioned lower pole of the right kidney.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association|
|State||Published - Nov 23 1979|
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