Abstract • Ultrasonic renal volume and length measurements are easily performed in pediatric patients. Increases in volume over the normal level provide a potentially attractive method of assessing the severity and progression or regression of renal diseases. However, an analysis of data on 59 children with clinical renal disease and nephromegaly did not demonstrate any correlation with severity of the disease. We conclude that increases in renal length and volume in pediatric patients may indicate the presence of disease but not its severity. (AJDC 1987;141:652-654) References 1. Rasmussen SN, Haase L, Kjeldsen H, et al: Determination of renal volume by ultrasound scanning . JCU 1978;26:160-164. 2. Moskowitz PS, Carroll BA, McCoy JM: Ultrasonic renal volumetry in children: Accuracy and simplicity of the method . Radiology 1980;134: 61-64. 3. Jones TB, Riddick LR, Harpen MD, et al: Ultrasonographic determination of renal mass and renal volume . Ultrasound Med Biol 1983;2: 151-154. 4. Halloway H, Jones TB, Robinson AE, et al: Sonographic determination of renal volumes in normal neonates . Pediatr Radiol 1983;13:212-214.Crossref 5. Hricak H, Lieto RP: Sonographic determination of renal volume . Radiology 1983;148: 311-312. 6. Haugstvedt S, Lundberg J: Kidney size in normal children measured by sonography . Scand J Urol Nephrol 1980;14:251-255.Crossref 7. Currarino G, Williams B, Dana G: Kidney length correlated with age: Normal values in children . Radiology 1984;150:703-704. 8. Rosenbaum DM, Korngold E, Teele RL: Sonographic assessment of renal length in normal children . AJR 1984;142:467-469.Crossref 9. Han BK, Babcock DS: Sonographic measurements and appearance of normal kidneys in children . AJR 1985;145:611-616.Crossref 10. Schwartz GJ, Feld LG, Langford DJ: A simple estimate of glomerular filtration rate in full-term infants during the first year of life . J Pediatr 1984;104:849-854.Crossref 11. Schwartz GJ, Haycock GB, Edelmann CM Jr, et al: A simple estimate of glomerular filtration rate in children derived from body length plasma creatinine . Pediatrics 1976;58:259-263. 12. Asperia A, Broberger O, Thodenius K, et al: Development of renal control of salt and fluid homeostasis during the first year of life . Acta Paediatr Scand 1975;64:393-398.Crossref 13. Nelson WE, Vaughan VC, McKay RJ: Textbook of Pediatrics . Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1969, p 1137. 14. McEnery PT, Strife CF: Nephrotic syndrome in childhood . Pediatr Clin North Am 1982;29:875-894.
American Journal of Diseases of Children – American Medical Association
Published: Jun 1, 1987
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