Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Urology <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Research and Reports in&nbsp;Urology</strong>&nbsp;aims to publish&nbsp;high-quality&nbsp;papers related to all aspects of&nbsp;Urology.&nbsp;The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> en-US (Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Urology) (Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Urology) Mon, 29 Jun 2020 09:37:37 +0000 OJS 60 Intrathoracic Kidney – A Case Report and Literature Review <p><strong>Introduction: </strong>Intrathoracic kidneys are the most uncommon type of renal ectopia, accounting for less than 5% of all cases of renal ectopia, with a reported incidence of less than 5 per 1 million.</p> <p>We describe a case of an incidental left intrathoracic kidney and a literature review on the cases reported thus far.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>A left infra-diaphragmatic intrathoracic kidney was incidentally detected in a 65-year old male on imaging. It has the characteristic features of a high origin for its renal vessels, malrotation of the kidney, and a long ureter.</p> <p><strong>Discussion: </strong>Unlike some of the cases in published literature, it was not associated with a congenital diaphragmatic defect (Bochdalek hernia).</p> <p>Most patients with asymptomatic intrathoracic kidneys do not require intervention. However, some of the cases in published literature have been associated with pelviureterojunction obstruction ( PUJO), renal pelvis stone formation, as well as malignancy.</p> Siying Yeow ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 29 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0000