My son aged 15 years underwent a Sonography test. The report shows that - Right Kidney measures 5.8 cms x 2.8 cms.
Left Kidney measures 14.2 cms x 5.9 cms. Urinary bladder normal. The ultrasound examination of the abdomen reveals a "small shrunken right kidney with irregular margins. Left kidney appears large secondary to compensatory hypertrophy. No obstructive Uropathy or Urolithiasis seen.

Can there be any future problems ? If so what could occur and how do we prevent it ? Is it due to some existing health problems or defficiencies ?

Your honest response will be highly appreciated.

Regards,
Diptesh
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replied January 23rd, 2011
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health Forum. I am glad I can help you here.

From the history provided, it seems that your son has kidneys of abnormal sizes demonstrated by the ultrasound. This could as a result of congenital reasons.
Additional tests need to be done to determine the status of functioning of both the kidneys, including a renal MRI and a renal nuclear scan.

The prognosis can be commented on the basis of these investigations. You might benefit by a consultation with your physician or a pediatrician who can guide you in the future.

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