Journal of Medical Ultrasound

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 151--155

Retrospective comparison of renal ultrasonographic and clinical findings in patients with rhabdomyolysis


Jae-Joon Chung, Eun-Suk Cho, Jeong Min Choi, Jeong-Sik Yu 
 Department of Radiology, Research Institute of Radiological Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Jae-Joon Chung
Department of Radiology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 211 Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06273
Korea

Background: This study evaluated the ultrasonographic and clinical findings of two groups with rhabdomyolysis, who showed abnormal or normal ultrasonographic findings of kidneys. Methods: Two groups (n = 78) of abnormal (A) and normal (B) renal ultrasonographic findings were included. Multiple laboratory findings were assessed within 2 days before or after ultrasonography. Student's t-test or Mann–Whitney U-test was used for statistical analysis. Results: The variable causes of rhabdomyolysis were intense exercise, burn, operation, shivering, and drug intoxication, etc. Group A (n = 26; M:F = 19:7) showed enlarged both kidneys, increased parenchymal thickness, and increased (n = 23, 88.5%) or decreased (n = 3, 11.5%) cortical echogenicity. Group A also showed elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine, potassium, and prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), compared with those in Group B (n = 52; M:F = 36:16), and these results were statistically significant (P < 0.01). The myoglobin in serum and urine, creatine kinase, prothrombin time, dark urine, and microscopic hematuria were not statistically different between the two groups. Conclusion: Patients with elevated BUN, creatinine, potassium, and prolonged aPTT showed the ultrasonographic findings of acute kidney injury, but other parameters were not statistically different between the two groups.


How to cite this article:
Chung JJ, Cho ES, Choi JM, Yu JS. Retrospective comparison of renal ultrasonographic and clinical findings in patients with rhabdomyolysis.J Med Ultrasound 2020;28:151-155


How to cite this URL:
Chung JJ, Cho ES, Choi JM, Yu JS. Retrospective comparison of renal ultrasonographic and clinical findings in patients with rhabdomyolysis. J Med Ultrasound [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Dec 5 ];28:151-155
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