February 2007

Abnormal large kidneys

Clinical Info

Enlarged kidneys

Ultrasound Images & Clips

5 year old boy, Enlarged kidneys

Longitudinal image of the enlarged right kidney. The kidney measures more than 14 centimeter. There is loss of definition and distortion of the renal sinus echo complex.
Longitudinal image of the enlarged right kidney. The kidney measures more than 14 centimeter. There is loss of definition and distortion of the renal sinus echo complex.
Plain abdominal film showing the enlarged kidneys.
Plain abdominal film showing the enlarged kidneys.
Longitudinal image of the enlarged left kidney.
Longitudinal image of the enlarged left kidney.
Transverse image of the enlarged right kidney.
Transverse image of the enlarged right kidney.
E flow image of the left kidney. The vascularity of the kidneys is normal.
E flow image of the left kidney. The vascularity of the kidneys is normal.
Detail high frequency image showing diffuse infiltration of the renal cortex with sparing of the adjacent medullae and distortion of the renal sinus echo complex.
Detail high frequency image showing diffuse infiltration of the renal cortex with sparing of the adjacent medullae and distortion of the renal sinus echo complex.
Chest X ray of the same child showing a widened mediastinum caused by enlarged lymphe nodes.
Chest X ray of the same child showing a widened mediastinum caused by enlarged lymphe nodes.

Conclusion

The kidneys were enlarged because of renal leukemic infiltration. After treatment with chemotherapy the size of the kidneys returned to normal.

References
Kumari-Subaiya S, Lee WJ, Festa R, Phillips G, Pochaczevsky R.
Sonographic findings in leukemic renal disease.
J Clin Ultrasound. 1984 Oct;12(8):465-72.


Details

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 5

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  • Hitachi Ultrasound System