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Tag: Kidney

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. […]

Prominent renal vascular calcifications

These kidney ultrasound images were obtained from a patient with end-stage kidney disease likely secondary to diabetic nephropathy and hypertensive nephrosclerosis. The patient also had cirrhosis and you can see […]

Point of Care Renal Ultrasound in AKI: Webinar

Thanks to ultrasound interest group from the National University Hospital of Colombia and the National University for the opportunity. This webinar covers the role of kidney ultrasound in AKI: 1. […]

An uncommon cause of bilateral hydronephrosis

A middle-aged gentleman was seen for elevated serum creatinine. He had a history of recurrent urinary tract infections, urinary urgency, and microscopic hematuria for about 2 years. Kidney ultrasound demonstrated […]

Cyst or hydronephrosis?

Previously, we learned that parapelvic cysts can mimic hydronephrosis. However, any large cyst can be confused with hydro if you do not scan the kidney in both planes. For example, […]

Questionable hydroureter seen in the clinic

A middle-aged man was seen in the nephrology clinic after a recent hospitalization for acute pyelonephritis and acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring a few sessions of dialysis. AKI was thought […]

Sonographic appearance of an ureteral stent

Here is the image of right kidney obtained from a patient with history of obstructive uropathy. Note the hyperechoic double-lined structure in the collecting system area: that’s ureteral stent. Here […]

Retroperitoneal hematoma

While performing POCUS, it is important to pay attention to what’s happening ‘around’ the kidney as well – sometimes it can save lives. Here are sonographic images obtained from a […]