Unilateral Renal Agenesis:

A Case Report


  • DR G I McGIL UGWU Author
  • B O Okperi Author
  • E N Ugwu Author


Unilateral renal agenesis is the congenital absence of one kidney. The incidence ranges from 1:500 to 1:3200 with a slight male preponderence. The diagnosis is usually made as an incidental finding. Complications such as hypertention, proteinuria and renal impairemnt are commoner in this condition than in those with both kidneys, though majority will lead a normal life.

We present a four year old girl who presented with anarsaca and proteinuria and was found to have a solitary left kidney. She reponded to prednisolone but is currently on captopril and levamisol and has been asymptomatic for five years

Author Biography


    Department of Paediatrics,

    Delta State University Abraka,

    C/O P O Box 3217

    Warri, Delta State

    Tel: 08026239010


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Unilateral Renal Agenesis: : A Case Report. AJTMBR [Internet]. 2020 Nov. 3 [cited 2024 Jun. 18];1(3):75-9. Available from: https://ajtmbr.org.ng/index.php/home/article/view/20