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Ectopic supernumerary kidney presenting as inguinal hernia
  1. V Kusuma,
  2. M Hemalata,
  3. B V Suguna
  1. Department of Pathology, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), VV Puram, Bangalore 560004, India;

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    Supernumerary kidney is one of the least common forms of congenital renal abnormality and is usually discovered when it presents complications.1,2 The diagnosis of supernumerary kidney is confined to a mass of renal tissue that has no parenchymatous connection with the definitive kidney.3 The published literature on supernumerary kidney is scarce. Here, we report a case that presented as indirect inguinal hernia.

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