Acta Medica Medianae
ULTRASOUND-EXPLORED ANATOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RENAL SINUS IN HEALTHY CHILDREN
Predrag MILJKOVIĆ, Rade ČUKUROVIĆ, Emilija GOLUBOVIĆ, Miomir STOJANOVIĆ, Natalija STEFANOVIĆ, Vesna STOJANOVIĆ, Ivan IVANOVIĆ and Slađana UGRENOVIĆ
Children Internal Clinic, Institute for Nephrology and Hemodialysis of the Clinic Center, Niš, and Institute for Anatomy of the Medicine Faculty, 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 sinus dimensions (length and width). Their correlation with age and the kidney dimensions was examined. 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 sinus dimensions kept on increasing continuously during the analysis period, most intensely during the fifth year of age. The sinus enlargement was in a better correlation with the kidney growth than with the children's age. Still, there is an evident slight lagging behind in the sinus dimension growth comparing to the kidney dimension growth.
Key words: anatomic characteristics, renal sinus, children, ultrasound