Q. There is prominent column of Bertin in kidney with abdominal pain. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Tarek Algamal
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 22, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have abdominal pain, USG shows prominent column of Bertin noted at left kidney.

Dr. Tarek Algamal



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I want to reassure you that this finding is not significant and most likely not related to your abdominal pain. Further assessment including detailed history and proper examination should be done to diagnose the possible reason.

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Thank you doctor,

Prominent column of Bertin noted, what does it mean? Do I need some medicine for that?

Dr. Tarek Algamal



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It is a structure in the kidney which is normally present. Being prominent is not serious at all and you do not need treatment for it. It is just mentioned because sometimes it is mistaken as a renal mass. So the radiologist should mention it not to be mistaken by other doctors.

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