The US findings in the kidneys of diabetic patients were studied. Diabetic subjects without clinical or laboratory signs of nephropathy were investigated by means of US in order to detect early anatomical lesions predictive of renal injury. The kidneys of cadaver diabetics were also studied to correlate US and histologic patterns. US alterations were observed in half of the cases: they were diffuse in 9% of cases and focal in 39%--hyperechoic spots and hyperechoic juxta-medulla. Focal spots are more common in juvenile-onset diabetics and they are correlated with the age of diabetes. At histology the above US patterns were correlated with the vascular wall alterations typical of diabetic nephropathy. Diffuse alterations are not specific. The authors conclude by suggesting US as a prognostic test for diabetic nephropathy.

Renal echography in diabetes mellitus

BAZZOCCHI, Massimo;
1992

Abstract

The US findings in the kidneys of diabetic patients were studied. Diabetic subjects without clinical or laboratory signs of nephropathy were investigated by means of US in order to detect early anatomical lesions predictive of renal injury. The kidneys of cadaver diabetics were also studied to correlate US and histologic patterns. US alterations were observed in half of the cases: they were diffuse in 9% of cases and focal in 39%--hyperechoic spots and hyperechoic juxta-medulla. Focal spots are more common in juvenile-onset diabetics and they are correlated with the age of diabetes. At histology the above US patterns were correlated with the vascular wall alterations typical of diabetic nephropathy. Diffuse alterations are not specific. The authors conclude by suggesting US as a prognostic test for diabetic nephropathy.
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