Incidental right renal agenesis in a 23-year-old patient: A case report

Document Type

Case Report


Family Medicine (East Africa)


Renal agenesis refers to the congenital absence or complete failure of development of one or both kidneys. It occurs when the kidneys fail to form during embryonic development. This case report describes the presentation of a 23-year-old male patient who experienced sporadic episodes of abdominal pain on the right side and occasional episodes of hematuria. Diagnostic investigations, including ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging scans, confirmed the diagnosis of right renal agenesis. The management of the patient in this case report involved close monitoring of renal function and regular follow-up visits. Initially, the patient was followed for a period of 3 months and based on the patient’s clinical status and any associated risk factors, it was determined that a follow-up schedule of visits every 6 months is appropriate. This interval allows for ongoing assessment of renal function and facilitates early detection of any potential complications or changes in kidney health. This case highlights the importance of early diagnosis, comprehensive management, and long-term monitoring in individuals with renal agenesis.


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

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SAGE Open Medical Case Reports



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