Type of Article:  Case Report

Volume 9; Issue 2.2 (May 2021)

Page No.: 7991-7993

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2021.121

Renal Ptosis: Case Literature Review

Yacouba Garba Karim *1,2, Mar Ndeye Bigue 3, Seck Issa Dior 1, Niane Sokhna Astou Gawane Thiam 1, Tireira Daouda Harouna 1, Wade Racky 1, Gaye Magaye 1, Ndiaye Ainina 1, Ndoye Jean Marc 1, Diop Mamadou 1, Ndiaye Abdoulaye 1, Ndiaye Assane 2.

*1 Laboratoire d’anatomie et d’organogenèse, Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), Dakar, Sénégal.

2 Laboratoire d’anatomie et d’organogenèse, Université Assane Seck Ziguinchor (UASZ), Ziguinchor, Sénégal.

3 Laboratoire d’anatomie et d’organogenèse, Université Iba Der Thiam (UIT), Thiès, Sénégal.

Address for Correspondance:  Karim Yacouba Garba, Laboratoire d’anatomie et d’organogenèse, Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), Dakar, Sénégal. Tel : 221 77 798 05 27 E-Mail: ygkarim243@gmail.com


We report a fortuitously discovered case of renal ptosis in a 9-year-old girl. We take this opportunity to review literature on the embryological, clinical and therapeutic aspects of this malformation, which is the most common renal ectopia diagnosed in sub-Saharan Africa.

Key words: Kidney, Ptosis, Nephroptosis.


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Cite this article: Yacouba Garba Karim, Mar Ndeye Bigue, Seck Issa Dior, Niane Sokhna Astou Gawane Thiam, Tireira Daouda Harouna, Wade Racky, Gaye Magaye, Ndiaye Ainina, Ndoye Jean Marc, Diop Mamadou, Ndiaye Abdoulaye, Ndiaye Assane. Renal Ptosis: Case Literature Review . Int J Anat Res 2021;9(2.2):7991-7993. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2021.121