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Type: Journal article
Title: Sonographically demonstrated thickening of the renal pelvis in children
Author: Alton, D.
Lequesne, G.
Gent, R.
Siegmann, J.
Byard, R.
Citation: Pediatric Radiology, 1992; 22(6):426-429
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Issue Date: 1992
ISSN: 0301-0449
1432-1998
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D. J. Alton, G. W. LeQuesne, R. Gent, J. W. Siegmann, R. Byard
Abstract: Thickening of the wall of the renal pelvis has been attributed to infection, to rejection in allografts and to non-specific causes by different authors. We reviewed the clinical data, imaging studies and pathology of 35 patients with sonographically demonstrable thickening in 41 renal pelves of native kidneys. Our findings are that less than 50% of the patients had infection. The others had a wide variety of apparent causes for the thickening which include obstruction, surgery, edema induced by chemicals and other processes. Vesicoureteral reflux was demonstrated in 50% of the patients studied by cystography. We concluded that renal pelvic thickening is a non-specific finding.
Keywords: Kidney Pelvis; Humans; Urinary Tract Infections; Vesico-Ureteral Reflux; Kidney Diseases; Hypertrophy; Fibrosis; Postoperative Complications; Radionuclide Imaging; Ultrasonography; Retrospective Studies; Follow-Up Studies; Prospective Studies; Adolescent; Child; Child, Preschool; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Female; Male
Rights: © Springer-Verlag 1992
RMID: 0030021744
DOI: 10.1007/BF02013503
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