Certain findings on Computer-Tomography (CT) scans of the kidney are associated with analgesic nephropathy.
Findings associated with analgesic nephropathy:
(1) papillary calcifications
(2) >= 3 cortical indentations on a slice image ("bumpy" contour)
(3) decrease in renal size estimate (< 103 square mm in males, < 96 square mm in females)
renal size estimate from a slice image in square mm =
= (anterior-to-posterior dimension in mm) * (left-to-right dimension in mm)
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Specialty: Nephrology, Clinical Laboratory, Pharmacology, clinical