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Kidney ultrasonography

Sadhvi Sharma, Alka Sachin Deo, Padmalatha Raman
Background and Aims: An audit was conducted between July 2017 and November 2017 to assess the adequacy of American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) fasting guidelines on 246 patients by means of gastric ultrasonography (USG). The relevance of this audit is that many of our patients have one or more risk factors for aspiration such as diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease (CKD), gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and obesity. Methods: This audit was a prospective observational study which included all patients posted for surgery within the audit period...
October 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Waldemar Białek, Ewa Mey, Piotr Kawecki, Roman Styliński, Sławomir Rudzki
A fifty-nine year-old male was hospitalized for exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis. As a gigantic cyst of the pancreatic tail was identified, it was fused with the jejunal loop. Due to persistent fever and severe symptoms in the storage and voiding phases, the patient was referred to a urologist. Because transrectal ultrasound examination revealed a fluid collection resembling the left seminal vesicle filled with purulent material, a transrectal puncture procedure was performed. The analysis of computed tomography scans led to the diagnosis of duplicated collecting system of the left kidney with the enormous ureter of the upper moiety that entered the prostate gland...
2018: Journal of Ultrasonography
Murat Uçar, Ercan Baş, Ali Akkoç, Murat Topçuoğlu
Background: Fibroepithelial polyps of the urothelial system are rare and are considered to be benign tumors. Ultrasonography (USG), contrast-enhanced CT, and contrast-enhanced MRI can be used for detecting fibroepithelial polyps in the urothelial system. These polyps can be treated by performing open exploration and endoscopic or laparoscopic resection. Previous studies have also reported the frequent use of laser treatment for treating fibroepithelial polyps located in the proximal ureter. Case Presentation: A 54-year-old female patient presented to our clinic with right flank pain...
2018: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
Jun-Hua Du, Li Zhang, Chao-Zhao Liang
RATIONALE: Mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma (MTSCC) is a variant of renal cell carcinoma newly added to the WHO classification in 2004. It is a rare variant of renal cell carcinoma and sometimes it is not easy to distinguish MTSCC from papillary renal cell carcinoma, chromophobe renal cell cancer, etc. The prognosis of MTSCC is favorable after surgical resection. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 45-year-old male patient presented with a right renal mass that was detected on ultrasonography incidentally...
October 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Murat Can Kiremit, Omer Acar, Alan Alper Sag, Ersin Koseoglu, Mert Kilic, Yakup Kordan, Mevlana Derya Balbay
Background: Seminal vesicle cyst is an extremely rare condition, which is frequently congenital and associated with Zinner's syndrome. This syndrome represents a constellation of seminal vesicle cyst, ipsilateral or contralateral renal agenesis or renal dysplasia, ureteral ectopia, and ejaculatory duct obstruction. We report a young symptomatic patient undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic excision of a huge seminal vesicle cyst during which an atrophic ipsilateral kidney was discovered incidentally and managed by nephroureterectomy in the same session without changing trocar positions...
2018: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
Ashley Farrar
Acute kidney injury (AKI) most commonly occurs in the hospital setting, and hospital-acquired AKI accounts for 22% of all AKI cases worldwide. AKI causes 2 million deaths per year, and 50% of critically ill patients develop AKI. AKIs include prerenal, intrarenal, and postrenal causes. Treatments include renal replacement therapies and correcting reversible causes. Management of these patients includes medical and social history, laboratory studies, tests such as renal biopsy and ultrasonography, vital signs, volume status, and identifying risk factors...
December 2018: Nursing Clinics of North America
Alejandro Sanchez, Adam S Feldman, A Ari Hakimi
Renal cancer represents 2% to 3% of all cancers, and its incidence is rising. The increased use of ultrasonography and cross-sectional imaging has resulted in the clinical dilemma of incidentally detected small renal masses (SRMs). SRMs represent a heterogeneous group of tumors that span the full spectrum of metastatic potential, including benign, indolent, and more aggressive tumors. Currently, no composite model or biomarker exists that accurately predicts the diagnosis of kidney cancer before treatment selection, and the use of renal mass biopsy remains controversial...
October 29, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Nozomu Kurose, Michiho Takenaka, Manabu Yamashita, Chie Shimaguchi, Mariko Nakano, Bryant Britni, Xin Guo, Chizuru Futatsuya, Akihiro Shioya, Sohsuke Yamada
BACKGROUND: Nephroblastoma (NB) is a malignant embryonal neoplasm derived from nephrogenic blastemal cells. NB usually forms a solid mass, but in extremely rare cases, it may show cystic changes. CASE PRESENTATION: A six-month-old girl with persistent high fevers was found to have pyuria and bacteriuria. Ultrasonography revealed multilocular cysts in the right kidney. Right nephrectomy was performed with cyst wall rupture during surgery. An intraoperative rapid diagnosis, based on peritoneal fluid cytology, confirmed three components of blastemal, stromal, and epithelial cells...
October 27, 2018: Diagnostic Pathology
Clarisse Barbosa Barata, Cristina Ortiz Sobrinho Valete
OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency, clinical profile and treatment of patients with urolithiasis in the Pediatric Nephrology Department of a public state hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. METHODS: Retrospective study. Data from pediatric patients (age: 1 month - 18 years) with urolithiasis admitted between January/2012 and December/2014 were reviewed from hospital charts. The studied variables were: demographic and anthropometric data, clinical status, family history of urolithiasis, urinary tract infection and use of lithogenic drugs, diagnostic procedures, associated abnormalities, metabolic disorders, treatment and recurrence...
July 2018: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
Bulent Kati, Ergin Kalkan, Eyyup Sabri Pelit, Ismail Yagmur, Halil Çiftçi
OBJECTIVE: Pathological calcifications that occur in various parts of the body may cause stone formation over time. The structure of these stones is similar in many regions of the body. We have studied the relationship between dental calculi and kidney stones. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 183 patients with dental stone complaints or dental calculi were included between April and August 2016 in the Cagri Dental Hospital, Elazig, Turkey. Patients were evaluated with regard to a urinary tract ultrasonography, urinalysis, oral hygiene, and stone and surgical disease history...
September 30, 2018: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
P Lomoro, I Simonetti, G Vinci, V Fichera, M S Prevedoni Gorone
Renal ectopia and fusion anomalies are Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and the Urinary Tract (CAKUT) that are usually incidentally detected and asymptomatic. Patients affected present a higher risk of complications like recurrent urinary tract infections or obstruction. Pancake kidney (PK) is one of the rarest types of renal anomaly with complete fusion of the superior, mild and inferior poles of both kidneys in the pelvic cavity. Each kidney has its own excretory system with two ureters that do not cross the midline...
October 25, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound
Tiago Bortolini, Iara Regina Siqueira Lucena, Nelson Sivonei da Silva Batezini, Tiago Elias Rosito, Thiago Araújo, Bruna Brasil Carneiro, Patric Machado Tavares, Pablo Cambeses Souza, Brasil Silva Neto
AIMS: To evaluate the accuracy of dynamic ultrasonography (DUS), as a feasible alternative diagnostic method to identify detrusor overactivity (DO) in patients with neurogenic bladder. METHODS: We performed concurrent analysis of 81 pairs of urodynamic study (UDS) and DUS, in 63 patients with myelomeningocele (MMC), from June 2014 to February 2017. The assessment focused on bladder behavior during the filling phase, DO evaluation, DO with leakage, compliance, and maximum cystometric capacity (MCC)...
October 23, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Yogavijayan Kandasamy, Donna Rudd, Eugenie R Lumbers, Roger Smith
AIM: Indigenous Australians have an increased risk of developing Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Indigenous women have a higher rate of CKD than men. In a cohort of Indigenous and non-Indigenous preterm neonates, we assessed total renal volume (TRV) (a proxy indicator for nephron number). We hypothesised that there would be no difference in renal volume between these two groups at term corrected (37 weeks gestation). METHODS: Normally grown preterm neonates less than 32 weeks of gestation were recruited and at term corrected dates, the neonates underwent renal ultrasonography (TRV measurements), urine microalbumin-creatinine ratio (ACR) and serum analysis for Cystatin C measurement for eGFR calculation...
October 23, 2018: Nephrology
Dennis G Moledina, Randy L Luciano, Lidiya Kukova, Lili Chan, Aparna Saha, Girish Nadkarni, Sandra Alfano, F Perry Wilson, Mark A Perazella, Chirag R Parikh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients are informed of the risk of kidney biopsy-related complications using data from nonhospitalized patients, which may underestimate the risk for hospitalized patients. We evaluated the rate and risk factors of kidney biopsy-related complications in hospitalized patients with acute kidney disease (AKD) to better estimate the risk in this population. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We used data from the Yale biopsy cohort to evaluate rates of kidney biopsy-related complications including adjudicated procedure-related bleeding requiring blood transfusions or angiographic interventions, medium- or large-sized hematomas, reimaging after biopsy including abdominal ultrasonography or computed tomography, and death in hospitalized patients with AKD (including AKI)...
November 7, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Brieuc Cossic, Jacqueline A Hill, Marta Cercone, Teresa Southard
Carcinosarcomas are biphasic malignant tumors composed of 2 distinct neoplastic cell populations, epithelial cells and mesenchymal cells. A 13-y-old, female, mixed-breed goat was presented with a 1-wk history of anuria and lethargy. Transabdominal ultrasonography showed an irregular and heterogeneous structure in the region of the bladder and uterus and changes in the echogenicity of both kidneys. Given the poor prognosis, euthanasia was elected. Autopsy revealed a large mass within the uterine cervix and confirmed the changes in the urinary tract...
October 21, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Nandigam Santosh Kumar, Sandip Basu
The classical bone scan findings of Rhabdomyolysis is presented in this illustration. A 60 year old female patient with complaints of low backache and bilateral lower limbs weakness over 1 year was referred for whole body skeletal status evaluation. Whole body skeletal scintigraphy undertaken 3 hrs after I.V injection of 15 mci of 99mTc-MDP revealed bilaterally symmetrical diffuse skeletal muscle tracer activity in deltoid, lattisimus dorsi, diaphragm, paraspinal muscles, gluteus muscles and muscles of thigh...
January 2018: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Maryla Kuczyńska, Ewa Piasek, Łukasz Światłowski, Ewa Kuklik, Jan Sobstyl, Anna Drelich-Zbroja, Tomasz Słomka, Krzysztof Pyra, Olga Furmaga, Małgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence and evolution of perirenal fluid collections in a group of 488 patients who have undergone kidney transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sonographic documentation of 488 deceased-donor kidney recipients was evaluated for the prevalence of perirenal fluid collections and their evolution in time, depending on selected demographic features of the patients, time of detection, initial dimensions and precise position of the collection relative to the kidney and the location of the transplanted organ in the right or left iliac fossa...
2018: Journal of Ultrasonography
Adel Shalata, Supanun Lauhasurayotin, Zvi Leibovitz, Hongbing Li, Diane Hebert, Santhosh Dhanraj, Yarin Hadid, Mohammed Mahroum, Jacob Bajar, Sandro Egenburg, Ayala Arad, Mordechai Shohat, Sami Haddad, Hassan Bakry, Houtan Moshiri, Stephen W Scherer, Shay Tzur, Yigal Dror
BACKGROUND: Dandy-Walker malformation features agenesis/hypoplasia of the cerebellar vermis, cystic dilatation of the fourth ventricle and enlargement of posterior fossa. Although Dandy-Walker malformation is relatively common and several genes were linked to the syndrome, the genetic cause in the majority of cases is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To identify the mutated gene responsible for Dandy-Walker malformation, kidney disease and bone marrow failure in four patients from two unrelated families...
October 16, 2018: Journal of Medical Genetics
Fehime Kara Eroglu, Evrim Kargın Çakıcı, Gökçe Can Gür, Tülin Güngör, Fatma Yazılıtaş, Eda Didem Kurt-Sukur, Evra Celikkaya, Çiğdem Üner, Emin Çakmakçı, Mehmet Bülbül
INTRODUCTION: Increased ultrasonography (US) use has been correlated with an increased incidence of pediatric renal cysts. For simple and stage II cysts, the malignancy risk is low in adulthood, no follow-up is recommended; but there is no consensus on childhood management. Since pediatric renal cysts may be manifestations of hereditary cystic diseases, a different approach and follow-up should be taken for these patients. Herein we present the clinical characteristics and follow-up data of our pediatric patients with simple and stage II renal cysts...
October 15, 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Elisabetta Prat, Patricia Seo-Mayer, Swati Agarwal
Posterior urethral valves (PUV) are an important cause of paediatric obstructive uropathy. PUV are usually diagnosed by prenatal ultrasonography (US) revealing hydronephrosis and bladder distention. We describe a 17-day-old male infant with abdominal distention who had no hydronephrosis on prenatal US. Laboratory investigations showed serum creatinine of 12 mg/dL, hyperkalaemia and metabolic acidosis. Abdominal US showed large amount of ascites, normal-sized kidneys without hydronephrosis and incompletely distended bladder...
October 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
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