Echogenic renal pyramids (differential)

Echogenic renal pyramids in children can be due to many different causes. 

Differential diagnosis

Iatrogenic (most common cause)
Metabolic disease
Protein deposition
Vascular congestion
  • candida / cytomegalovirus (CMV) nephritis
  • AIDS-associated Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare
Fibrosis of the renal pyramids 
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
Cystic medullary disease 
Intrarenal reflux

Article information

rID: 9518
System: Urogenital
Section: Gamuts
Tag: rewrite
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Echogenic renal pyramids (differential diagnosis)
  • Differential diagnosis of echogenic renal pyramids

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: sickle cell disease
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  • Case 4: Anderson-Carr kidney
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