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What's parenchymal echogenicity kidney?

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In brief: Ultrasound

The term describes the sonographic characteristics of the kidney tissue.
When the cortical echogenicity is increased the kidney looks brighter. This is a finding usually associated with various chronic renal parenchymal disease. When decreased can represent swelling from acute infection or renal vein obstruction.

In brief: Ultrasound

The term describes the sonographic characteristics of the kidney tissue.
When the cortical echogenicity is increased the kidney looks brighter. This is a finding usually associated with various chronic renal parenchymal disease. When decreased can represent swelling from acute infection or renal vein obstruction.
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