Examining the Anterior Right Kidney: Frequent Lack of Appreciation in Examination of the Right Upper Quadrant

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2320-2321
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume242
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 23 1979

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