, Volume 40, Issue 12, pp 1955-1957
Date: 18 Sep 2010

Adrenal and renal corticomedullary junction iron deposition in red cell aplasia

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Abstract

Iron deposition can occur in the kidneys as a result of hemolysis or extensive iron overload from transfusions. With T2* MRI, renal iron deposition can be visualized. In this report, renal corticomedullary junction iron deposition is noted using T2* MRI in a boy with red cell aplasia. The renal corticomedullary junction iron deposition is an indication of the severity of his iron overload. This is an unusual finding and brings clinical attention to the boy’s renal function for further evaluation.