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2005-08-09-14 Hypoplastic kidney, unilateral © Cuillier

Hypoplastic kidney, unilateral 

Fabrice Cuillier, MD, Deshayes M.,MD

Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hôpital Félix Guyon, rue des Topazes, 97400 Saint-Denis, Reunion Island, France. Ph : 0262 90 55 22.

This is a young woman scanned at 36 weeks of gestation. Her first two ultrasounds were normal. The current scan showed a normal left kidney. The right kidney was hypoplastic and hydronephrotic.

Transverse view of both kidneys. Note the difference in cross-section:

Parasagittal views demonstrating the difference in length (1st image = Right kidney, 2-3rd image: Left kidney)

The cortico-medullar differenciation of the two kidneys seems normal.

The baby was delivered normally. A postnatal sonogram was done on day 3, which confirmed the anomaly that was seen prenatally. The serum creatinine level was normal.

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