Van-e jelentosége a vesehossznak a vese hyperechogenitással társuló terhességi toxaemiában?

Andrea Surányi, Tibor Nyári, Attila Keresztúri, Kriszitán Látó, Attila Pál

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The object of this study was to investigate the fetal kidney length in normal and hyperechogenic kidneys during the third trimester of gestation. The screened pregnancies had a common underlying pathology of chronic hypoxia (i.e. pregnancy-associated hypertension and/or proteinuria). Depending on the renal manifestation of the intrauterine chronic hypoxia, the cases were allocated into two study groups. Group I included 21 fetuses with hyperechogenic renal medullae and pregnancy-associated hypertension and/or proteinuria. Group II involved 162 fetuses with normal echo-structure kidneys and pregnancy-associated hypertension and/or proteinuria. Pregnant women were enrolled in both the study groups from the second and third trimesters. Fetal renal hyperechogeneity is an indication of depression of the fetal renal perfusion, showing a good correlation with a pathological increase in the fetal kidney length. Fetal kidney length was significantly increased in the hyperechogenic cases. This may also be a first intrauterine indication of subsequent intrauterine and neonatal complications. Detailed ultrasound examination of the renal parenchyma and length appears to be a useful method in the prenatal diagnosis of reduced renal perfusion and intrauterine hypoxia in order to be able to detect possible pathological fetal conditions in utero.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalMagyar Noorvosok Lapja
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - márc. 7 2006



  • Fetal kidney length
  • Pregnancy-associated hypertension and/or proteinuria
  • Renal hyperechogeneity
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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