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What is a dromedary hump on a Kidney?

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What is a dromedary hump on a Kidney?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.
Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hello

Mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

Mysticdoc :

Dromedary hump is a radiological term for normal kidney tissue molded by the adjacent organs.

Mysticdoc :

This is most commonly seen in the left kidney caused by the spleen.

Mysticdoc :

Since this looks like camel's hump on the film, this is called dromedary hump.

Mysticdoc :

this is a normal finding.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes

Customer:

Does this indicate a probem with the spleen?

Mysticdoc :

no not at all.

Customer:

The patient also has a blood problem for with he has to have a procrite (sp) shot about every two weeks to keep his hemoglobin level at at least 11.0. Could the two conditions be related?

Mysticdoc :

the patient should have a CT scan or MRI to rule out any enlarged spleen.

Mysticdoc :

Sometimes, enlarged spleen can cause anemia and also may press on the kidney.

Mysticdoc :

Besides enlarged spleen any other mass or tumor also should be ruled out.

Customer:

Thanks so very much for your help.

Mysticdoc :

very welcome

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