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Renal Junction Line
Jane S. Kim, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Synonyms

                • Junctional parenchymal defect
                • Interrenuncular septum
                • Oddono sulcus
                  • Named after Oddono, who described this in 1899
              • Definitions

                • Defect or line representing incomplete embryologic fusion of 2 primary renal lobes: Upper and lower poles of kidney

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              • Treatment

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Siegel, Marilyn J. "Urinary Tract." In Pediatric Sonography. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011
                                  2. Hiromura T et al: Lobar dysmorphism of the kidney: reevaluation of junctional parenchyma using helical CT. Abdom Imaging. Mar-Apr; 24(2):196-9, 1999
                                  3. Currarino G et al: The Oddono's sulcus and its relation to the renal "junctional parenchymal defect" and the "interrenicular septum". Pediatr Radiol. 27(1):6-10, 1997
                                  4. Yeh HC et al: Junctional parenchyma: revised definition of hypertrophic column of Bertin. Radiology. 185(3):725-32, 1992
                                  5. Kenney IJ et al: The renal parenchymal junctional line in children: ultrasonic frequency and appearances. Br J Radiol. 60(717):865-8, 1987
                                  6. Carter AR et al: The junctional parenchymal defect: a sonographic variant of renal anatomy. Radiology. 154(2):499-502, 1985
                                  7. Hoffer FA et al: The interrenicular junction: a mimic of renal scarring on normal pediatric sonograms. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 145(5):1075-8, 1985
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                                  References
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Terminology

                                    • Imaging

                                      • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                        • Pathology

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            • Diagnostic Checklist

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Synonyms

                                                • Junctional parenchymal defect
                                                • Interrenuncular septum
                                                • Oddono sulcus
                                                  • Named after Oddono, who described this in 1899
                                              • Definitions

                                                • Defect or line representing incomplete embryologic fusion of 2 primary renal lobes: Upper and lower poles of kidney

                                              IMAGING

                                              • General Features

                                                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                  • CT Findings

                                                    • MR Findings

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                              • Treatment

                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Siegel, Marilyn J. "Urinary Tract." In Pediatric Sonography. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011
                                                                  2. Hiromura T et al: Lobar dysmorphism of the kidney: reevaluation of junctional parenchyma using helical CT. Abdom Imaging. Mar-Apr; 24(2):196-9, 1999
                                                                  3. Currarino G et al: The Oddono's sulcus and its relation to the renal "junctional parenchymal defect" and the "interrenicular septum". Pediatr Radiol. 27(1):6-10, 1997
                                                                  4. Yeh HC et al: Junctional parenchyma: revised definition of hypertrophic column of Bertin. Radiology. 185(3):725-32, 1992
                                                                  5. Kenney IJ et al: The renal parenchymal junctional line in children: ultrasonic frequency and appearances. Br J Radiol. 60(717):865-8, 1987
                                                                  6. Carter AR et al: The junctional parenchymal defect: a sonographic variant of renal anatomy. Radiology. 154(2):499-502, 1985
                                                                  7. Hoffer FA et al: The interrenicular junction: a mimic of renal scarring on normal pediatric sonograms. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 145(5):1075-8, 1985