The myth of anechoic renal sinus fat

J. J. Cronan, I. C. Yoder, E. S. Amis, R. C. Pfister

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Abstract

Eight patients with anechoic areas in the central renal sinus were examined by nephrotomography, and hydronephrosis was excluded. In each case, renal sinus lipomatosis appeared to be present, suggesting anechoic fat. However, when further evaluation with cyst puncture or computed tomography was performed, peripelvic cysts were found in all cases. Peripelvic cysts may mimic sinus fat nephrotomographically and produce an anechoic appearance; conversely, when only sinus fat is present, the renal sinus appears echogenic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology
Volume144
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Cysts
Fats
Kidney
Lipomatosis
Hydronephrosis
Punctures
Tomography

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Cronan, J. J., Yoder, I. C., Amis, E. S., & Pfister, R. C. (1982). The myth of anechoic renal sinus fat. Radiology, 144(1), 149-152.

The myth of anechoic renal sinus fat. / Cronan, J. J.; Yoder, I. C.; Amis, E. S.; Pfister, R. C.

In: Radiology, Vol. 144, No. 1, 1982, p. 149-152.

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Cronan, JJ, Yoder, IC, Amis, ES & Pfister, RC 1982, 'The myth of anechoic renal sinus fat', Radiology, vol. 144, no. 1, pp. 149-152.
Cronan JJ, Yoder IC, Amis ES, Pfister RC. The myth of anechoic renal sinus fat. Radiology. 1982;144(1):149-152.
Cronan, J. J. ; Yoder, I. C. ; Amis, E. S. ; Pfister, R. C. / The myth of anechoic renal sinus fat. In: Radiology. 1982 ; Vol. 144, No. 1. pp. 149-152.
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