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Ultrasonographic diagnosis and typing of renal tuberculosis.
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PMID:  18269447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To evaluate the clinical value of sonography in the diagnosis and typing of renal tuberculosis. METHODS: A total of 258 cases of renal tuberculosis with complete sonographic data were reviewed. The distinguishing features of the ultrasound images of these cases were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: The coincidence rate of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of renal tuberculosis was 58.9% (152/258). According to the distinguishing features of the ultrasound images, renal tuberculosis could be classified under six types. Type I: nephrectasia type, 23 cases; type II: hydrops type, 21 cases; type III: empyema type, 13 cases; type IV: inflammatory and atrophy type, 15 cases; type V: calcification type, 34 cases; type VI: mixed type, 46 cases. CONCLUSION: Ultrasonographic examination has convenient, low-priced and non-invasive advantages. The typing of renal tuberculosis based on the distinguishing features of the ultrasound images provides important and reliable information for the clinical diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment of renal tuberculosis.
Xuefang Rui; Xin-De Li; Songliang Cai; Geming Chen; Baisen Cai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1442-2042     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Urol.     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-13     Completed Date:  2008-03-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440237     Medline TA:  Int J Urol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University Medical School, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.
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MeSH Terms
Kidney / pathology,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Reproducibility of Results
Tuberculosis, Renal / classification,  pathology,  ultrasonography*

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