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Tag: POCUS

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 […]

Incidental fluid seen during kidney biopsy

In a twitter poll asking what the asterisk indicated, only ~55% of the respondents (total 338 votes) answered correctly. This is an image of the left kidney obtained from the […]

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 […]

IVC and the right pleural effusion

In a twitter poll asking what the arrow was pointing to in this image, only ~54% answered correctly. The correct answer is right pleural effusion. Below illustration explains why the […]

Jellyfish in the pleural effusion after CPR

Here is an image of the right pleural effusion obtained from a dialysis patient who suffered a cardiac arrest and being evaluated by nephrology for continuous renal replacement therapy. Below […]