What is the role of renal ultrasonography in the workup for chronic glomerulonephritis?

Updated: Feb 24, 2020
  • Author: Moro O Salifu, MD, MPH, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Obtain a renal ultrasonogram to determine renal size, to assess for the presence of both kidneys, and to exclude structural lesions that may be responsible for azotemia. Small kidneys often indicate an irreversible process.


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