Need to know if it is a common thing for the right lobe of the liver to have a vertical span of 19.9 cm and the left lobe 9.0 cm? On a coronal reformatted imaging for the right kidney to have a vertical span of approx. 9.1 cm and the left kidney 9.53 cm? The upper poles of both kidneys have a small cleft, what in the heck does that mean and is it supposed to be like that? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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replied February 28th, 2011
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on E Health Forum.

Normal liver span is 6–12 cm.

the average length of the kidney ranges from 9 - 12 centimeters while the breadth is approximately 6 centimeters.

The cleft described seems to be a site of segmentation of the kidney into lobes.

You might consider to consult your treating physician or a radiologist for the interpretation of the complete report.


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