Today's Daily Dose: Renal agenesis


When to suspect a missing kidney.

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“Because of close associations in the development of the urogenital system, findings of abnormal or absent vas deferens, epididymal tails, or uterine horns should arouse suspicion of concurrent unilateral renal agenesis. Because unilateral renal agenesis is compatible with normal life, specific therapy is not indicated unless reduced renal function ensues.”

-Tumkur Narasimhan, DVM, MS, PhD, and Yassine Absar, DVM

From Clinical Exposures: Incidental finding of renal agenesis in a cat



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