A horseshoe kidney is the fusion of the lower poles of both kidneys ventral of the aorta, the fusion is called isthmus of the horseshoe kidney and consists of connective tissue or renal parenchyma, from the online textbook of urology by D. Manski
What do you think...tell me when you use it and we'll see if we can find a consensus..
My first pitch in is "Never in a patient with retention"...the result will always be falsely elevated....your go...
When someone has normal renal function and they loose a kidney ( ie a donation ) they usually retain normal renal function don't they...egfr of > 90...but when someone with ckd looses a kidney their egfr tends to half. ..any thoughts on why?