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Category: Kidney

Renal angiomyolipoma

Here is a nice example of solitary renal angiomyolipoma (AML). Well-circumscribed hyperechoic lesion in the right kidney with echotexture similar to that of adjacent sinus fat. As discussed before, ultrasound […]

Parapelvic Cyst

A patient with a history of chronic kidney disease and nephrolithiasis is seen in the clinic for follow up. Last available serum creatinine is relatively stable compared to baseline. Resident […]

Pelvic Kidney

A middle-aged patient was seen in the nephrology clinic for evaluation of chronic kidney disease. No prior imaging was available. Patient was asymptomatic and there was no significant renal-related history […]

Short story of a complex renal cyst

We have previously discussed about distinguishing between autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD). Chronic kidney disease (particularly dialysis-requiring) is frequently associated with the development of […]

A curious case of a large renal cyst

Here is an image of the right kidney obtained from an end-stage kidney disease patient. At first glance, it appears as expected: thin parenchyma, prominent peri-renal fat as you would […]

Renal allograft and ascites

While evaluating a transplanted kidney, we should pay particular attention to the surgical anatomy, presence of ureteral stent, and perinephric collections in addition to ruling out hydronephrosis. Below are examples […]

Renal infarction

These images were obtained from a patient with no known co-morbidities, who presented with acute right flank pain. There was no history of fever, hematuria, or other symptoms suggestive of […]

Multiple cysts in the kidneys

We have previously talked about autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). It is important to distinguish it from acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD), seen in patients with chronic kidney disease. […]