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Imaging of haemodialysis: renal and extrarenal findings

By Ferruccio Degrassi, Emilio Quaia, Paola Martingano, Marco Cavallaro and Maria Assunta Cova

Abstract

Electrolyte alterations and extra-renal disorders are quite frequent in patients undergoing haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. The native kidneys may be the site of important pathologies in patients undergoing dialysis, especially in the form of acquired renal cystic disease with frequent malignant\ud transformation. Renal neoplasms represents an important complication of haemodialysis-associated acquired cystic kidney disease and imaging surveillance is suggested. Extra-renal complications include renal osteodistrophy, brown tumours, and thoracic and cardiovascular complications. Other important fields in which imaging techniques may provide important informations are arteriovenous fistula and graft complications

Topics: Acquired cystic kidney disease, Dialysis access complications, Haemodialysis, Renal neoplasm, Renal osteodystrophy, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.1007/s13244-015-0383-3
OAI identifier: oai:arts.units.it:11368/2867366

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