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Renal-vertebral index in normal children.
  1. C Bacopoulos,
  2. M Papahatzi-Kalmadi,
  3. T Karpathios,
  4. T Thomaidis,
  5. N Matsaniotis


    The renal-vertebral index is a simple method of evaluating the renal length in children and is convenient for everyday clinical work. The results of 822 normal children aged between 3 days and 14 years are reported. Infants of up to 1 year were found to have an index of about 4 to 5, pre-school children are an index of 3 1/2 to 4 1/2, and schoolchildren an index of 3 1/2 to 4. There was no significant difference in renal-vertebral index between boys and girls.

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