Bouquet of flowers appearance (medullary sponge kidney)

Dr Ian Bickle et al.

A bouquet of flowers appearance is a description given to the appearances of medullary sponge kidney on a traditional intravenous pyelogram (IVP) study. The ectatic distal collecting ducts contain the microcalcification typical of the disease. This is also known as a 'bunch of grapes' appearances.

The term may be used equally for the appearances on CT-IVP, especially when MIP images are reproduced to given static images similar to those from a traditional IVP.

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rID: 21067
System: Urogenital
Section: Signs
Tags: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Flower bouquet appearance
  • Bunch of grapes appearances in medullary sponge kidneys
  • Bouquet of flowers appearance

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