Table 1

Normal values for kidney length pole to pole, cortical and parenchymal width, classified according to the side of the kidney

Side

Mean

Median

SD

p (Wilcoxon test)


Kidney length

right

108.5

108

12.2

<0.0001

left

111.3

111

12.6


Parenchymal width

right

15.4

15.4

2.8

<0.0001

left

15.8

15.8

2.7


Cortical width

right

6.6

6.5

1.9

>0.05 (ns)

left

6.6

6.5

2.0


Width (axial planes)

right

51.3

50.8

7.8

<0.0001

left

53.3

52.9

8.2


Length (axial planes)

right

57.7

57.4

8.0

<0.0001

left

53.6

52.9

8.2


Width of the pyelon

right

18.5

17.6

6.2

<0.0001

left

19.9

19.1

6.3


Position of the midpoint of the renal pelvis

right

2.2

2.2

0.7

<0.0001

left

2.1

2.1

0.6


Position of the upper pole of the right kidney

right

0.6

0.6

0.8

<0.0001

left

0.4

0.5

0.9


Rotation status in sagittal planes (upper pole versus lower pole in relation to a reference coronal plane)

right

25.8

25.3

11.1

>0.05 (ns)

left

24.3

11.0

23.8


Rotation status of the renal pelvis in the axial plane, in relation to the reference sagittal median plane

right

60.3

58.4

18.1

<0.0001

left

53.5

49.0

22.5


Parenchym/pyelon ratio

right

0.9

0.9

0.4

>0.05 (ns)

left

0.9

0.8

0.5


Glodny et al. BMC Urology 2009 9:19   doi:10.1186/1471-2490-9-19

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