Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 40, Issue 12, pp 1955–1957

Adrenal and renal corticomedullary junction iron deposition in red cell aplasia

  • Rebecca Rakow-Penner
  • Bert Glader
  • Huanzhou Yu
  • Shreyas Vasanawala
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-010-1824-2

Cite this article as:
Rakow-Penner, R., Glader, B., Yu, H. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2010) 40: 1955. doi:10.1007/s00247-010-1824-2

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.

Keywords

Iron overload T2* Renal cortex Hemolytic anemia 

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© Springer-Verlag 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebecca Rakow-Penner
    • 1
  • Bert Glader
    • 2
  • Huanzhou Yu
    • 3
  • Shreyas Vasanawala
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric Hematology and OncologyStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  3. 3.GE HealthcareGlobal MR Applied Science LabMenlo ParkUSA
  4. 4.StanfordUSA

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