Sonographic and urographic correlation in Bardet-Biedl syndrome (formerly Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome)

Urol Radiol. 1988;10(4):176-80. doi: 10.1007/BF02926564.


To determine the spectrum of urologic disease and the value of ultrasound as a screening mechanism, renal imaging was performed on 23 patients with Bardet-Biedl syndrome. On intravenous urography (IVU), abnormal calices were present in 22 patients, with communicating cortical cysts/diverticula in 17. Ultrasound detected caliceal or cystic changes in 70%. On IVU, 21 patients had fetal-type lobular outlines that were detected on sonography in 95%. Renal structural abnormalities are characteristic of the Bardet-Biedl syndrome, and are still best imaged by urography.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney / pathology*
  • Laurence-Moon Syndrome / pathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ultrasonography
  • Urogenital System / pathology*
  • Urography
  • Urologic Diseases / diagnosis