Normal kidneys size in adults

Normal kidneys size in adults varies depending on the height of the individual. Also, in general, it decreases with age and increases with body mass index (BMI).

The size of the kidneys is measured mainly sonographically, although both CT and MRI scans also can be used to estimate kidneys size.

The average length pole to pole (LPP) of an adult human kidney is 10-13cm (4 to 5 inches). In general, left kidney is slightly longer than the right.

As expected, solitary kidneys are longer.

 

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