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August 1971

Crossed Fused Ectopia of the Kidneys in Twins

Author Affiliations

Columbus, Ohio
From the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus, and the Children's Hospital Research Foundation, Columbus, Ohio.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;122(2):175-176. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02110020109019

Crossed fused ectopia of the kidneys in identical twins occurred. The etiology of this anomaly is obscure but environmental and genetic factors are discussed with special emphasis on animal studies to date.