Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 38–43 | Cite as

Kidney size in childhood sonographical growth charts for kidney length and volume

  • E. Dinkel
  • M. Ertel
  • M. Dittrich
  • H. Peters
  • M. Berres
  • H. Schulte-Wissermann


Kidney size was determined in a sonographic study of 325 children without kidney pathology. Real-time ultrasound equipment adjusted for the pediatric age group, provided standardized renal biometry. Outer kidney diameters showed a linear correlation to somatic developmental parameters. Renal volume was established by the formula for an ellipsoid and showed good correlation to body weight. Growth charts for kidney length and volume in childhood are constructed and provide the basis for objective intra- and interindividual determination of renal size.


Public Health Body Weight Linear Correlation Growth Chart Kidney Size 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Dinkel
    • 3
  • M. Ertel
    • 1
  • M. Dittrich
    • 1
  • H. Peters
    • 1
  • M. Berres
    • 2
  • H. Schulte-Wissermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of MainzMainzFRG
  2. 2.Institute of Medical Statistics and DocumentationUniversity of MainzMainzFRG
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgFRG

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