Doctors discover man only has one kidney, and it's as flat as a pancake

Also called 'doughnut kidney', the extremely rare disorder is more common in men

Lots of little oddities show up incidentally when scanning patients, but this one really takes the cake.

pancake kidney rare disorder

When an 18-year-old man presented to an ED in New Delhi, India, with symptoms of an abdominal blockage, doctors ordered a CT.

But the scan revealed more than just his intestinal obstruction.

The patient’s kidneys — or kidney, to be more precise — were not only in the wrong place, located in his lower abdomen just above his bladder, but were also fused together into a single, flat mass. It's a condition known as ‘pancake kidney’.

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