A Morphometric Study of Measurements of kidney in Adults and Its Relation with Age and Height of the Individual with its Clinical Implications

Palimar, Vikram and Gupta, Chandni and Saxena, Anshul (2014) A Morphometric Study of Measurements of kidney in Adults and Its Relation with Age and Height of the Individual with its Clinical Implications. Journal of Karnataka Medico-Legal Society, 23 (2). pp. 9-14. ISSN 0972-0839

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Abstract

Objective: Renal dimensions are important for the diagnosis of nephropathies. It has been postulated from necropsy studies that variations in renal dimensions and renal weight are related to gender, with weight being higher in males. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the renal dimensions in a south Indian population, and to correlate them with gender, body weight, age, and height. Materials and methods: 130 (65 right and 65 left) normal post-mortem kidneys of adults were studied. Age of the individual was noted. Length of the deceased was measured. Length, thickness, breadth and weight of the kidneys were measured. Statistical analysis was done. Results: The mean length, breadth, thickness and weight of right kidney in males are 10.3, 5.2, 2.6cm and 140gm while on left side was 10.4, 5.1, 2.7cm and 140gm. In females mean length, breadth, thickness and weight of right kidney are 10.6, 5.4, 2.7cm and 130gm while on left side was 10.2, 5.2, 2.6cm and 140gm. In our study there was a significant correlation between weight of individual with weight, length and readth of kidney in males. Conclusion: There was significant correlation seen between height of individual and weight, length and breadth ofkidney in males and also between age of individual and weight, length and thickness of kidney in males. In females there was significant correlation between age of individual and thickness of kidney and weight of individual and length of kidney. This study will also be helpful for nephrologist to diagnose diseases in the kidney like renal tumours, hypertrophy or atrophy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kidney; Dimensions; Nephrology; Body height
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2014 04:50
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2014 04:50
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141275

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