Diagnostic value of ultrasound in renal diseases in adult patients at Kenyatta National Hospital
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A total of 105 patients who underwent renal ultrasound at Kenyatta Nation Hospital during the study period qualified for inclusion in the study group. There were 54(51.4%) males and 51 (48.6%) females. The commonest indication for requesting renal ultrasound were as follows: Inflammatory renal diseases (44.8%), Nephrotic syndrome (11.4% ), Renal stones (6.7%), Obstructive Uropathy (6.7%) Renal masses (6.7%). Indications which showed high number of normal renal ultrasound scans were; Nephrotic syndrome (23.1%), and Inflammatory renal diseases (37.4%). Patients who had their management altered wf3re mainly those in whom ultrasound showed a structural disorder e.g hydronephrosis (53.80/0),' and Renal masses (solid) (100%). These are the situations where surgery was decided upon on the basis of ultrasound results.
CitationDegree of Masters of Medicine in Diagnostic Radiology, University Of Nairobi
University of NairobiSchool of Medicine
A dissertation submitted in part fulfilment for the Degree of Masters of Medicine in Diagnostic Radiology, University Of Nairobi