Renal hemosiderosis

Renal hemosiderosis results from accumulation of hemosiderin in the kidneys. It is usually considered a benign and incidental radiologic finding and rarely results in clinically apparent renal dysfunction. 

Renal hemosiderosis is a known complication of the following conditions:

No focal abnormalities usually seen on CT.

The kidneys exhibit abnormally low renal cortical signal in T1W and T2W sequences on MRI.

General imaging differential considerations include

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rID: 23368
System: Urogenital
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Renal hemosiderosis

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