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Radiological findings and the clinical importance of megacalycosis

Overview of attention for article published in Research and Reports in Urology, October 2015
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Title
Radiological findings and the clinical importance of megacalycosis
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Research and Reports in Urology, October 2015
DOI 10.2147/rru.s81519
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Christos Kalaitzis, Emmanuel Patris, Evangelia Deligeorgiou, Petros Sountoulides, Athanasios Bantis, Stilianos Giannakopoulos, Stavros Touloupidis

Abstract

To describe the radiological findings and the clinical importance of megacalycosis. On the basis of a case report and literature review, diagnostic criteria and clinical significance of megacalycosis are presented. Megacalycosis is mostly asymptomatic and is usually discovered either accidentally or as a result of its complications, such as stone formation, flank pain, hematuria, infection, and fever. The renal pelvis, infundibulum, and ureter are not dilated. Calyces have a semilunar configuration rather than the conventional triangular or conical form. The tip of each pyramid is flat, and the calyces possess neither fornix nor papillae impressions. The number of calyces is increased compared to the healthy condition, typically from 20-25. The renal parenchyma has a normal width but with a slight narrowing of the renal medulla. The kidney exhibits normal function, in particular with respect to its ability to concentrate the urine. Megacalycosis is a rare, usually unilateral dilatation of the kidney calyces in the presence of a normal, undilated renal pelvis and ureter. Its pathological significance lies in the occurrence of complications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 8 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 25%
Other 2 25%
Researcher 1 13%
Unknown 3 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 63%
Unknown 3 38%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 April 2021.
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#11,313,850
of 17,469,628 outputs
Outputs from Research and Reports in Urology
#86
of 146 outputs
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#162,673
of 290,968 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Research and Reports in Urology
#2
of 4 outputs
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