Sunday, November 29, 2009

Putty kidney

43 year old female came for USG evaluation of abdomen to rule out metastasis from carcinoma breast. This USG showing calcified mass in whole of the left kidney witch is maintaining the renal contour with posterior acoustic shadow suggestive of putty kidney.

Putty kidney is an end stage of infection with tuberculosis in the genitourinary tract, calcification may entirely outline a nonfunctional kidney.The radiologic appearance of this condition, completely calcified kidney which is associated with autonephrectomy, has been described as the putty kidney. It is very common to see the radiographic and CT appearance of putty kidney but unusual to see the USG features of putty kidney.

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