Dormedary Hump – usually I overlook it in my practice.
Though it is benign – but we have to evaluate it with attention.
Thanks for refresh me!
Unfortunately,the diagnosis is 100% wrong.these two images show kidneys with HYPERTROPHIED COLUMN OF BERTIN--Which can be confused with a mass at mid pole,is common in left kidneys.The size must be less than 3cm,if it is more than 3cm it must always be evaluated for a mass by color doppler followed by CT scan or FNA/BIOPSY.
Whereas dormedary hump is another normal varient of kidneys which is more frequently present in left kidney and also more incidence in female.It is prominent bluding from anterior wall of cortex of lower pole.
ref; extra mass of normal tissue found only on the lateral portion of the left kidney
"It's not a tumor."
- Arnold Schwartzenegger in Kindergarten Cop
Brian Funaki, MD - 6 February 1995.
Last updated: 1 September 2006
I agree with your Dx, Doc. Wish you could be able to map the camel hump with tissue doppler as well.
I have posted a pediatric image in the pediatric usound commnities section..check it out when you have time.
Thank you for your exciting postings