Disease Information for Fetal lobulation, kidney (variant)

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Clinical Manifestations
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Child
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Children/all
Diagnostic Test Results
CT Scan
CT Scan/Renal (Kidney) Abnormal
CT Scan/Renal without contrast/Abnormal
X-RAY With contrast
IVP/Abnormal (intravenous pyelogram)
IVP/Bulge of renal outline
IVP/Renal margin/outline depressions
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Congenital urinary tract malformations
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Renal/kidney involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Urologic (category)
Process
PROCESS/Congenital/developmental (category)
PROCESS/Variant/healthy patient (ex)
PROCESS/Anomalies/Deformities/Malformations (EX)
PROCESS/Congenital renal disorder (ex)
Definition

This is a harmless anatomic variant of the kidney shape that does not affect function in any way. This is a kidney that looks different on gross specimen exam and imaging studies. Large segments or lobules shape the outside surface. A BENIGN congenital lifetime variant.

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