A pediatric case of well-functioning supernumerary kidney

Milena Pizzoferro, Cristina Lo Zupone, Mario De Gennaro, Maria Felicia Villani, Maria Carmen Garganese

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We present an interesting image of a well-functioning supernumerary kidney evaluated with DMSA (dimercaptosuccinic acid) renal scintigraphy in a 14-year-old girl. At 2 years of age, the patient had a diagnosis of supernumerary kidney. She remained asymptomatic up to childhood age, and then a DMSA study was required to guide the following adequate surveillance strategy. DMSA study provided a clear imaging of supernumerary kidney in the left side of the abdomen showing a regular uptake and a normal function in relation to its own size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-686
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2017


  • children
  • pediatrics
  • renal anomalies
  • renal scintigraphy
  • supernumerary kidney

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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