Bilateral renal cortical calcification

Case contributed by Dr Mahmoud Ibrahim Mekhaimar


Impaired renal function, no relevant perinatal history. Renal biopsy was performed, complicated by hemoperitoneum for which a pelvic drain was inserted.

Patient Data

Age: 1 year
Gender: Male

Pronounced bilateral renal cortical hypergenicity, most likely representing calcification. Free fluid collection in the hepatorenal fossa.

NECT examination confirmed the findings of:

Bilateral renal cortical calcification.

Free abdominopelvic fluid collection.

Peumoperitoneum (air loculi) seen anterior to the left hepatic lobe.

NB: the pelvic drain is seen.

Case Discussion

Bilateral renal cortical calcification, suspicious for cortical nephrocalcinosis.

Unfortunately, the pathology report could not be obtained.

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Case information

rID: 61421
Published: 12th Jul 2018
Last edited: 12th Jul 2018
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