What is the role of ultrasonography in the workup of pediatric nephrotic syndrome?

Updated: Mar 04, 2020
  • Author: Jerome C Lane, MD; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Kidney ultrasonography findings are usually nonspecific. The kidneys are typically enlarged due to tissue edema. Increased echogenicity is usually indicative of chronic kidney disease other than MCNS, in which echogenicity is usually normal. A finding of small kidneys indicates chronic kidney disease other than MCNS and is often accompanied by elevated serum creatinine levels.


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