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Ultrasound shows air around kidney and swollen kidney on 7 year old could this be cancer?

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Dr. Edward Workman
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In brief: Many possibilities?

There are many diseases in children that can exhibit the type of ultrasound result you describe.
These include: acute and chronic renal failure, hydronephrosis, urinary tract infection, kidney infection, hemolytic uremic syndrome, and post strep glomerulonephritis. You need to discuss the results of the imaging with your doctor.

In brief: Many possibilities?

There are many diseases in children that can exhibit the type of ultrasound result you describe.
These include: acute and chronic renal failure, hydronephrosis, urinary tract infection, kidney infection, hemolytic uremic syndrome, and post strep glomerulonephritis. You need to discuss the results of the imaging with your doctor.
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