Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 172–177 | Cite as

Radiological findings in renal amyloidosis of children

  • Tugrul Pirnar
  • Mithat Coruh


Radiological changes in the intravenous pyelogram of 36 children with renal amyloidosis secondary to familial Mediterranean fever have been evaluated. Renal enlargement was consistently found. In the majority of the patients there was also a narrow rigid appearance of the ureters. The combination of these two radiographic findings appear to be virtually diagnostic of renal amyloidosis.

Key words

Kidney amyloidosis nephrotic syndrome familial Mediterranean fever 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tugrul Pirnar
    • 1
  • Mithat Coruh
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Radiology and PediatricsHacettepe University, Medical SchoolAnkaraTurkey

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