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Column of Bertin, Kidney
Narendra Shet, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Hypertrophic or enlarged column of Bertin, junctional parenchyma, lobar dysmorphism, renal pseudotumor, renal septum, septal cortex, focal cortical hyperplasia, benign cortical rest
            • Definitions

              • Hypertrophic band of normal cortical tissue that separates pyramids of renal medulla

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                          • Consider

                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                              Selected References

                              1. McArthur C et al: Current and potential renal applications of contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Clin Radiol. 67(9):909-22, 2012
                              2. Fretzayas A et al: Differential diagnosis of renal mass. Columns of Bertin. Pediatr Nephrol. 25(3):441-4, 2010
                              3. Yeh HC: Some misconceptions and pitfalls in ultrasonography. Ultrasound Q. 17(3):129-55, 2001
                              4. Yeh HC et al: Junctional parenchyma: revised definition of hypertrophic column of Bertin. Radiology. 185(3):725-32, 1992
                              5. Lafortune M et al: Sonography of the hypertrophied column of Bertin. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 146(1):53-6, 1986
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                              KEY FACTS

                              • Terminology

                                • Imaging

                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                    • Pathology

                                      • Clinical Issues

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Synonyms

                                          • Hypertrophic or enlarged column of Bertin, junctional parenchyma, lobar dysmorphism, renal pseudotumor, renal septum, septal cortex, focal cortical hyperplasia, benign cortical rest
                                        • Definitions

                                          • Hypertrophic band of normal cortical tissue that separates pyramids of renal medulla

                                        IMAGING

                                        • General Features

                                          • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                            • CT Findings

                                              • MR Findings

                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                  • General Features

                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                    • Presentation

                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                      • Consider

                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. McArthur C et al: Current and potential renal applications of contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Clin Radiol. 67(9):909-22, 2012
                                                          2. Fretzayas A et al: Differential diagnosis of renal mass. Columns of Bertin. Pediatr Nephrol. 25(3):441-4, 2010
                                                          3. Yeh HC: Some misconceptions and pitfalls in ultrasonography. Ultrasound Q. 17(3):129-55, 2001
                                                          4. Yeh HC et al: Junctional parenchyma: revised definition of hypertrophic column of Bertin. Radiology. 185(3):725-32, 1992
                                                          5. Lafortune M et al: Sonography of the hypertrophied column of Bertin. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 146(1):53-6, 1986