What is the role of ultrasonography of the kidneys in the management of sickle cell disease (SCD)?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Ultrasonography of the kidneys is performed to exclude other causes of postrenal or obstructive uropathy (eg, nephrolithiasis) and may demonstrate papillary necrosis.


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