Monday, July 18, 2022

Renal US

 Q: Increased echogenicity and length <10 cm of kidney almost always indicates untreatable disease?

A) True

B) False

Answer: A

Ultrasound at the bedside is an increasingly common method to confirm diagnoses in ICU. So far kidneys have not been as popular as lungs, heart, and vessels to evaluate pathologies. The objective of this question is to bring to attention the fact that ultrasound is an effective tool for other organs in getting leads to diagnosis. 

Increased echogenicity let alone is a nonspecific finding but if it exists with kidney length <10 cm, it almost always indicates untreatable disease.




Moghazi S, Jones E, Schroepple J, et al. Correlation of renal histopathology with sonographic findings. Kidney Int 2005; 67:1515.

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