Monday, January 30, 2017

Polycythemia and a Horseshoe kidney

This is a reported complication.

Nice review of polycythemia, with full text: Current applications of therapeutic phlebotomy

Mention of this complication in a textbook of hematology.

Patients with Horseshoe Kidneys have increased risk of renal cell carcinoma, so make sure you rule this out before just sending the patient for phlebotomy.
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