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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 2008-2150
Vol. 19, No. 4, 2009, pp. 341-346
Bioline Code: pe09039
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2009, pp. 341-346

 en Sonographic Measurement of Bladder Wall Thickness in Healthy Children
Sorkhi, Hadi; Navaeifar, Mohammad-Reza; Nooreddini, Haji-Ghorban; Navaee, Reza Alizadeh; Shafee, Hamid & Hadipoor, Abbas

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the ultrasonographic (US) bladder wall thickness (BWT) in normal children.
Methods: In 106 children (54 boys and 52 girls, aged 8 months to 15 years) without any history and laboratory findings of bladder dysfunction or infection, US measurement of bladder points was performed with bladder filled to at least 50% of its expected capacity.
Findings: The mean thickness of four bladder wall points was 1.79±0.28 mm. The mean anterior wall thickness was 1.5±0.31 mm (range 0.9-2.2 mm), posterior 2±0.36 mm (range 1.2-3.1 mm), right lateral 1.8±0.34 mm (ranges 0.8-3mm) and left lateral 1.8±0.36mm (range 1-3mm). There was a significant difference between bladder sites (P<0.05) except between lateral sites.
Conclusion: We recommend after measurement of four points, to compare these values with normal±2SD curves according to age.

Keywords
Children; Bladder wall thickness; Ultrasonography; Bladder

 
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