Renomegaly (RMG)

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  • Defining characteristics:
    One or both of the kidneys is large in size (in relation to the length of the lumbar vertebrae)

  • Common differential diagnoses:
    Acute kidney failure, renal compensatory hypertrophy, hydronephrosis, renal neoplasia

  • Helpful additional data:
    Has the patient been PU/PD? Is there any vomiting?

  • Commonly associated diagnostics:
    Consider *SignalCare MDB, consider abdominal ultrasound if available, consider urine culture

  • Commonly associated treatments:
    Based on primary

  • Commonly associated home care:
    Based on primary


*SignalCare MDB = CBC/Chemistry/Urinalysis/Thoracic ultrasound/Abdominal ultrasound