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Sonographic evaluation of kidney parenchymal growth in the fetus.
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PMID:  22622850     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to establish a nomogram for renal parenchymal thickness throughout pregnancy. METHODS: One-hundred and twenty-eight healthy women with singleton, well-dated, uncomplicated second- or third-trimester pregnancies were prospectively evaluated for renal parenchymal thickness on routine ultrasound scans. The renal parenchyma was measured in transverse and sagittal sections using predefined criteria. RESULTS: There were no differences in anterior or posterior parenchymal measurements in either plane by fetal sex. On sagittal-section analysis, no differences were noted between the right and left kidneys. A nomogram was established on the basis of the findings. The results showed constant linear growth of the fetal parenchyma during pregnancy. CONCLUSIONS: The normal fetal parenchyma grows at a constant, linear rate throughout pregnancy. The nomogram formulated may serve as a basis of future studies of the correlation of parenchymal thickness with postnatal kidney function in fetuses with urinary tract anomalies.
Eran Hadar; Miriam Davidovits; Reuven Mashiach; David Vardimon; Ron Bardin; Zeev Efrat; David Danon; Sharon Roth; Israel Meizner
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0711     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center, 49100, Petach Tikva, Israel,
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