Renal cortical defect

Renal cortical defects have a variety of causes, and present on imaging as an area of focal cortical thinning or absence of renal cortex, sometimes accompanied by focal caliectasis. 

Differential diagnosis

The differential diagnosis for a renal cortical defect includes 1,2:

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Article information

rID: 44496
System: Urogenital
Section: Gamuts
Tags: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Renal cortical defects

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    Case 1: renal angiomyolipoma
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    Case 2: right renal infarct
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