Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 484–487 | Cite as

Cortical necrosis secondary to trauma in a child: contrast-enhanced ultrasound comparable to magnetic resonance imaging

  • Gibran T. Yusuf
  • Maria E. Sellars
  • Dean Y. Huang
  • Annamaria Deganello
  • Paul S. SidhuEmail author
Case Report


Cortical necrosis is an uncommon cause of renal impairment and is rarely a consequence of blunt abdominal trauma. We present a case of unilateral traumatic acute cortical necrosis in a child demonstrated on contrast-enhanced US with confirmation on MRI. Contrast-enhanced US provides a rapid, accurate evaluation of renal parenchyma abnormalities in blunt abdominal trauma in children without exposure to ionising radiation or the risk of sedation.


Cortical necrosis Trauma Paediatric Contrast-enhanced ultrasound Magnetic resonance imaging 


Conflict of interest

Maria E. Sellars, Annamaria Deganello, and Paul S. Sidhu have, all in the past received, lecture fees from Bracco SpA the manufacturer of the contrast media used for the present case.

Gibran T. Yusuf and Dean Y. Huang have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gibran T. Yusuf
    • 1
  • Maria E. Sellars
    • 1
  • Dean Y. Huang
    • 1
  • Annamaria Deganello
    • 1
  • Paul S. Sidhu
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.King’s College London, Department of RadiologyKing’s College HospitalLondonUK

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