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Renal Fetal Lobation
Amir A. Borhani, MD; Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Synonyms

            • Fetal lobulation
            • Persistent fetal lobulation
          • Definitions

            • Normal variant anatomy with indentations of renal surface caused by incomplete fusion of renal lobes

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Ultrasonographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                      • Demographics

                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                          Selected References

                          1. Mazziotti S et al: Usefulness of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography in the diagnosis of renal pseudotumors. Abdom Imaging. 35(2):241-5, 2010
                          2. Bhatt S et al: Renal pseudotumors. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 188(5):1380-7, 2007
                          3. Dalla Palma L et al: Radiological anatomy of the kidney revisited. Br J Radiol. 63(753):680-90, 1990
                          4. Patriquin H et al: Fetal lobation. An anatomo-ultrasonographic correlation. J Ultrasound Med. 9(4):191-7, 1990
                          Related Anatomy
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                          References
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                          KEY FACTS

                          • Terminology

                            • Imaging

                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                • Pathology

                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                  • Synonyms

                                    • Fetal lobulation
                                    • Persistent fetal lobulation
                                  • Definitions

                                    • Normal variant anatomy with indentations of renal surface caused by incomplete fusion of renal lobes

                                  IMAGING

                                  • General Features

                                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                      • CT Findings

                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                            PATHOLOGY

                                            • General Features

                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                              • Demographics

                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                  Selected References

                                                  1. Mazziotti S et al: Usefulness of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography in the diagnosis of renal pseudotumors. Abdom Imaging. 35(2):241-5, 2010
                                                  2. Bhatt S et al: Renal pseudotumors. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 188(5):1380-7, 2007
                                                  3. Dalla Palma L et al: Radiological anatomy of the kidney revisited. Br J Radiol. 63(753):680-90, 1990
                                                  4. Patriquin H et al: Fetal lobation. An anatomo-ultrasonographic correlation. J Ultrasound Med. 9(4):191-7, 1990