Determination of Kidney Length and Volume by Ultrasound in 100 Term Bangladeshi Newborn

  • Sabina Sultana Uttara Adhunik Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Shafiqur Rahman Uttara Adhunik Medical College Hospital, Dhaka,
  • Biplob Kumar Basak Uttara Adhunik Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Nilofar Shameem Afza Uttara Adhunik Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Nurul Hossain Uttara Adhunik Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Sarwar Ferdaus Uttara Adhunik Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
Keywords: Neonate, kidney length, kidney volume, ultrasound

Abstract

Objective: To determine the normal range of kidney length and volume in term Bangladeshi newborn.

Methods: Hundred inborn, healthy, appropriate for gestational ages, term infants were prospectively examined by sonography within 72 hours of birth by a single senior sonologist. In 52 boys and 48 girls body weight (BW), supine length (SL), occipito frontal circumference(OFC) were collected from delivery room records, and body surface area (BSA) was calculated using the formula BSA=BW(kg)0.425 ×BL(cm)0.725 ×0.007184 and BMI=Weight(kg)/height(m)2. Scanning was performed with 6.5 MHZ transducer with child supine position. Maximum length of each kidney was determined. Volume of the kidney was determined by the inbuilt formula of software. Kidney length and volume were then correlated with gestational age, body weight, length, OFC, body mass index (BMI) and body surface area of infant.

Results: There were no significant differences in mean kidney length and volume between right (39.22±4.32 mm, 9.79±2.80cc) and left (38.36±4.30 mm, 9.82±2.24cc) and kidneys in boys (right kidney 39.77±4.28mm, 10.30±2.69cc, left kidney38.62±3.68mm, 9.91±2.06cc) and girls (right kidney 38.63±4.32mm, 9.23±2.83cc left kidney 38.09±4.91mm, 9.73±2.43cc). Kidney length was correlated better with BMI (<0.001), BW (<0.01) and BSA. (<0.05). Kidney volume was also correlated with BW (<0.05), BMI (<0.05) and BSA (<0.05). No correlation found with length and OFC.

Conclusion: The present study provides an important baseline data in term babies for kidney dimension in Bangladeshi neonate.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjch.v36i1.13032

Bangladesh J Child Health 2012; Vol 36 (1): 26-29

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Author Biographies

Sabina Sultana, Uttara Adhunik Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
Associate Professor of Paediatrics
Shafiqur Rahman, Uttara Adhunik Medical College Hospital, Dhaka,

Principal and Head of the Department Of Radiology and
Imaging

Biplob Kumar Basak, Uttara Adhunik Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
Junior Consultant of Paediatrics
Nilofar Shameem Afza, Uttara Adhunik Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
Associate Professor of Gynae and Obs
Md Nurul Hossain, Uttara Adhunik Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
Assistant Professor of Paediatrics
Sarwar Ferdaus, Uttara Adhunik Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics
Published
2012-12-20
How to Cite
Sultana, S., Rahman, S., Basak, B., Afza, N., Hossain, M., & Ferdaus, S. (2012). Determination of Kidney Length and Volume by Ultrasound in 100 Term Bangladeshi Newborn. Bangladesh Journal of Child Health, 36(1), 26-29. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjch.v36i1.13032
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