Acta Medica Medianae
ULTRASOUND-DETERMINED DIMENSIONS OF THE RENAL PARENCHYMA ULTRASOUND IN HEALTHY CHILDREN
Rade ČUKURANOVIĆ, Predrag MILJKOVIĆ, Natalija STEFANOVIĆ, Miomir STOJANOVIĆ, Slavimir VELJKOVIĆ, Emilija GOLUBOVIĆ, Snežana PAVLOVIĆ, Marija DAKOVIĆ-BJELAKOVIĆ and Slobodan VLAJKOVIĆ
Institute for Anatomy of the Medicine Faculty, Niš, Children Internal Clinic and Institute for Nephrology and Hemodialysis of the Clinic Center, Niš
In 195 with no manifest urinary tract disease, of the one to seven years of age, the ultrasound was used to determine the renal parenchyma (thickness at the gender inter-gender levels); their correlation with age the kidney dimensions was examined. The dynamic ratio between the parenchyma dimensions and those of the kidney was analyzed. The real-time mechanical sector scanner (ALOKA SSD 500) was used with convex probes of 3,5 and 5 MHz in the supine position and in the counter-lateral body decubitus. The parenchyma dimensions kept on increasing continuously during the analyzed period, most intensely in the second and fifth years of age. The parenchyma enlargement was in a better correlation with the kidney growth than with the children's age. Still, there is an evident slight enlargement of the parenchyma dimensions than that of the kidney dimensions.
Key words: kidney, parenchyma, children, ultrasound