Measurement of fetal kidney size can assist in the diagnosis when a renal abnormality is suspected. Fetal kidney size increases with gestational age. Nomograms are available for kidney length, anterior-posterior diameter, and transverse diameter. This chapter reviews the normal embryologic development of the fetal kidney and includes a systematic approach to the evaluation of a suspected enlarged or small fetal kidney.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Obstetric Imaging|
|Subtitle of host publication||Fetal Diagnosis and Care: Second Edition|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 13 2017|
- Compensatory hypertrophy
- Corticomedullary differentiation
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