Chronic kidney disease
Unconscious patient on dialysis.
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The kidneys show increased parenchymal echogenicity with altered corticomedullary differentiation.
Sonographic changes in renal parenchymal disease are non-specific. Biopsy with histopathology is recommended to determine the underlying cause of the renal disease.
- Huntington DK, Hill SC, Hill MC. Sonographic manifestations of medical renal disease. (1991) Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR. 12 (4): 290-307. Pubmed