Horseshoe kidney with growth retardation: Don't forget Turner syndrome

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Arslansoyu-Camlar S., SOYLU A., ABACI A., Turkmen M. A., ÜLGENALP A., KAVUKÇU S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.58, no.2, pp.227-229, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2016.02.019
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-229
  • Keywords: horseshoe kidney, growth retardation, Turner syndrome
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Horseshoe kidney is the most frequent renal fusion anomaly that is usually asymptomatic and isolated malformation. However it can be seen with various syndromes and chromosomal anomalies. It was reported that 15-35% of Turner syndrome cases (TS) also display horseshoe kidney condition. TS is a chromosomal anomaly that had been characterized by delayed puberty, short body height and gonadal dysgenesis. In this report a five-year-old girl with horseshoe kidney, which has growth retardation during follow-up as only symptom of Turner syndrome.