Sonographic Assessment of Kidney Length in Jordanian Children: Results from a Tertiary Hospital in The North of the Kingdom

Liqa A Rousan, Jehad Fataftah, Mamoon H. Al-Omari, Wail A. Hayajneh, Mohammad Miqdady, Yousef S. Khader

Abstract


Objective: To provide a reliable and practical reference for normal standard kidney length values in Jordanian children using ultrasound according to age, height, and weight, and to assess the comparability of our standards to those from previous studies.
Materials and Methods: The kidneys of 331 children (156 males, 175 females) ages between newborns and 14 years of age, who had diseases unrelated to the urinary tract were prospectively examined by ultrasound. All the examined kidneys were normal in size, shape, and position. The length of the kidneys were correlated with the age, weight, and height of the patients, and was compared to previous studies published in the literature.
Results: There was no significant statistical difference between the length of the right kidney and the left kidney, and no difference between boys and girls (P>0.05). There was good correlation between the length of the kidneys and the somatic parameters of the patients. Also, there was agreement between the kidney length in our study to those from previous international studies.
Conclusions: A reliable and practical reference for normal standard kidney length values in Jordanian children is provided, which is in concordance with previously published data.

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Sonographic Assessment, Kidney Length, Jordan

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